Watts Bar Lake
Current Temperature:
75° F
Est Water Temperature:
78° F (What's This)
Barometric Pressure:
29.95 inHg (Normal)
Wind Speed:
North at 00 Knots (0 MPH)
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Watts Bar Lake
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Welcome to FishingNotes.com Watts Bar Lake fishing report page. Here you will find all the information you need to make the best decisions for today's fishing. Current weather including air temperature, barometric pressure, wind speed and direction are continuously updated throughout the day. Watts Bar Lake water temperature is one of the vital statistics included on this page. We also include the moon phase as full and new moons are generally better fishing times. Help in choosing what time to hit the water with daily sunrise and sunset times plus moon rise and moon set times. We would love to hear how your fishing trip went, feel free to share your days success on the community report page. Good luck and we hope you catch a full bag today!
State:
Tennessee
Latitude:
35.83888
Maximum Depth (ft) :
80
County:
Loudon
Longitude:
-84.49966
Normal Elevation (ft):
0
Inpoundment Type:
Lake
Water Clarity:
Boat Access:
Paved Ramps
Surface Area (acres):
0
Water Temp Factors:
Boat Limits:
Lake Management:
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Guest
2015-03-17
Species: General
Fishing Rating: 1
Water Temperature:
Looked for white bass shallow. Didn\'t find any. Surface temp in back end of a small cove was 60 degrees.
Guest
2015-03-17
Species: General
Fishing Rating: 1
Water Temperature:
Looked for white bass shallow. Didn\'t find any. Surface temp in back end of a small cove was 60 degrees.
Guest
2013-06-24
Species: White Bass
Fishing Rating: 1
Water Temperature: 74
We hit a few pockets of BAR fish in a cove. We caught around 20 in a 30 min time span. The are pushing the shad on the banks. You can throw anything. I used a blue rattle trap. We also caught a 30lbs striper with a spook.
Guest
2013-04-12
Species: General
Fishing Rating: 2
Water Temperature:
Where can I get a bootable disk to get to the cmd promt? I have a ghost file that lets me use net use but it will not let me get to the cmd promt
Guest
2013-03-28
Species: Catfish
Fishing Rating: 1
Water Temperature:
Crappie fishing with minnow caught 7 blue cats
ajguinn121
2009-06-20
Species: Largemouth Bass
Fishing Rating: 4
Water Temperature: 68
"Caught six 2-3 pound Largemouth in a cove just past lakeside golf course in Kingston. Also caught 3 more the next day under a dock in murky shallow water. They are hitting on watermelon seed lizards, pumpkin chartreuse lizards, chartreuse pepper lizards, and chartreuse pepper plastic worms with a 3 aught hook. Flip it under the dock and reel slowly and give a jerking motion while reeling they hit about every 2-3 casts. Fish it with a Texas Rigged plastic worm or lizard. 3/4 ounce sinker. Also some stripe were seen hitting the shad but none were caught. A lot of Gar also in the area."
rjlk
2009-04-30
Species: General
Fishing Rating: 3
Water Temperature: 67
"caught some small ones shallow, did not find any on beds?"
rjlk
2009-04-30
Species: General
Fishing Rating: 2
Water Temperature: 74
the few bass I caught were slow to bite and seemed little interested. The only solid bite came on a texas rigged worm in 4 ft. of water. The largest was 2 pounds and caught in 3 ft. of water on a crank bait.
rjlk
2009-04-20
Species: General
Fishing Rating: 4
Water Temperature: 60
water level is still about 1 foot down. bass are still not up shallow yet.caught some small ones on a crank bait
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General Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Watts Bar Lake Largemouth Bass Rating:
3.9
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Largemouth Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Largemouth bass fishing is going to be pretty slow at 78 degree water temperature. Bass will start moving much slower and feeding less aggressively until the water temperature starts to get back down to comfortable levels. When the water temperature is up this high, it's time to get out fishing early and late in the day when the sun is not on the water. When you can get out for the entire day, it's a great time to fish some deeper water. Many large bass are taken this time of year since bass fishermen typically gets out deeper and fish slower with larger baits. Like any other time of year, the slower you fish with bigger baits on the deep drops and river channels, the better chance you have at a lunker. This is a great time to catch a trophy. Good luck out there today!
Watts Bar Lake Smallmouth Bass Rating:
3.9
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Smallmouth Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Smallmouth bass fishing is going to be pretty slow at this water temperature. Bass will typically start moving much slower and feeding less aggressive until the water temperature starts to get back down to comfortable levels. When the water temperature is up this high, get out fishing early and late and cast in the shallows. When the sun is up it will be time to get out into deeper water, try fishing some drop offs and deep channel bends.
Watts Bar Lake Crappie Rating:
3.6
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Crappie Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Your lake crappie will be much more lethargic in the water temperature. They will be in deeper and cooler water. Crappie will be feeding; however they will not be feeding aggressively unless the other fishing factors are at prime levels. Find some moving water that is clear and you should find some more aggressive fishing.
Watts Bar Lake Walleye Rating:
2.3
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Walleye Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Walleye will be starting to get a little slower in this water temperature. With walleye being a cold water fish, they will start becoming fairly lethargic in this water. With the fish slowing down the fishing will be more difficult to find and coax into biting. However they will be feeding and the walleye bite should still be good. This time of year is a good time to fall back to live bait as standard practice for the best bet at numbers and size of fish.
Watts Bar Lake Catfish Rating:
4.2
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Catfish Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
The entire catfish family is very active and actively feeding in this water temperature. All catfish including blue catfish, flathead and channel catfish will be looking for their next meal. Itís perfect time to get on the water and fill the freezer. Good luck out there.
Watts Bar Lake Spotted Bass Rating:
2.8
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Spotted Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Spotted bass fishing is going to be pretty slow at this water temperature. Bass will typically start moving much slower and feeding less aggressive until the water temperature starts to get back down to comfortable levels. When the water temperature is up this high, get out fishing early and late and cast in the shallows. When the sun is up it will be time to get out into deeper water, try fishing some drop offs and deep channel bends.
Watts Bar Lake White Bass Rating:
4.5
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White Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Watts Bar Lake Striped Bass Rating:
3.6
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Striped Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Watts Bar Lake Trout Rating:
1.8
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Trout Tips for Current Conditions (automated):

Current Lunar Fishing Tip:

The affects of the moon on freshwater fish and game are at a minimum right now. There will be another full moon coming up here in a few days. The fisherman should never use this as an excuse to not get on the water. The affects of the moon can only enhance the outcome of a day's fishing not decrease potential catch for today. On days without the new or full moon, all other factors including weather, barometric pressure, wind and cloud cover will make up today's equation for success.

Sunrise:

10:25

Sunset:

00:54

Moon Phase:


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