Watts Bar Lake
Current Temperature:
No data Available K6A3°
Est Water Temperature:
45° (What's This)
Barometric Pressure:
No data Available
Wind Speed:
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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:
35.838882
Maximum Depth (ft):
80
County:
Loudon
Longitude:
-84.499660
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
Watts Bar Lake Largemouth Bass Rating:
4
Watts Bar Lake Largemouth Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
Largemouth Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
With Watts Bar Lake at 45 degree water temperature this is a great time to get out on the water and try hitting some deeper primary and secondary points. Largemouth bass will be feeding at this water temperature but will be much harder to catch. On Sunny warm afternoons its a great time to throw a crank bait, jigs or slow roll a spinnerbait at 5-10 foot on sunny points and drops off of sunny flats. Largemouth Bass will move into warm water on warm sunny days.
Watts Bar Lake Smallmouth Bass Rating:
4
Watts Bar Lake Smallmouth Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
Smallmouth Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Smallmouth bass fishing is going to be slow with the water temperature at 45 degrees. It's time to fish deep and slow. Try some deep primary points, drop offs, and old river channels with rocks. Jigs, plastics and deep jerk baits will be your best bet to boat a smallmouth.
Watts Bar Lake Crappie Rating:
3.5
Watts Bar Lake Crappie Tips: [ Add Tip ]
Crappie Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Crappie will just be starting their migrating runs from deep river channels toward major tributaries. They will suspend in open water and channels in deep water and cover on the break lines. Crappie will stage off primary and secondary points this time of year while they are getting ready for spawn. Make sure you don?t forget the river channels, especially with structure and sharp breaks in deep water. Some crappy will hang back in this area waiting to come up to the staging areas. Drifting and slow (REALLY SLOW) trolling with jigs and other artificials work great this time of year. Always look for baitfish schools and concentrate more time when you see the bait.
Watts Bar Lake Walleye Rating:
2.5
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Walleye Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Watts Bar Lake Catfish Rating:
4
Watts Bar Lake Catfish Tips: [ Add Tip ]
Catfish Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
The catfish family comprises of blue catfish, flathead catfish and channel catfish. Since catfish are warm water fish, they arenít going to be very active in this water temperature. They will still be feeding, but catfish will only be found very deep and feeding very slowly. Your best bet is give some of the more active fish species in your lake a shot until the cats are active again.
Watts Bar Lake Spotted Bass Rating:
3
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Spotted Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Spotted bass fishing is going to be slow with the water temperature down this low. It's time to fish deep and slow. Try some deep primary points, drop offs, and old river channels with rocks. Jigs, plastics and deep jerk baits will be your best bet to boat a Spotted.
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:
3.5
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Current Lunar Fishing Tip:

The crescent moon will have better gravitational pull than a gibbous or half moon. However the affects of the moons gravitational will be decreased since the sun and moon aren't pulling in conjunction with one another. It's time to pay close attention to the other fishing factors in the weather to make the best decision for hitting the water.

Sunrise:

07:32 EST

Sunset:

19:26 EST

Moon Phase:


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