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Tennessee Reports
Norris Lake, TN
2016-05-18
Fished may 17th. Rained the whole time so fishing wasn't good. Surfave water temp was 67 F. At depth of 5 feet, water telp eas 69 F. This app is showing water temps in the mid 50's... We were up by Su... [more]

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: 60
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):
At 59 degree water temperature largemouth bass fishing is in pre-spawn now. It's time to get fishing. Female bass are going to be moving up to the spawning beds. Male largemouth bass will be starting to build the spawning nests in protected coves. Bass prefer to spawn in weedy and woody cover deep in coves that will be protected from the wind and other elements. This is the best time to catch the lake record bass. The female bass will be feeding until they reach the beds and start the spawn. The smaller male bass will be attacking lures also. It is on like donkey kong!!! Hit the water NOW, we can?t believe you are reading this and not fishing right now. GET OUT!!
Watts Bar Lake Smallmouth Bass Rating:
4
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Smallmouth Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
The smallmouth bass spawn is in full swing now. Fishing will become slower but won't turn off completely. If you are fishing for female bass go with plastics and really slow your presentation and stay around the spawning beds. You should be able to find some larger females and male bass on the standard spring patterns. Female bass will really start to slow down on feeding and the fishing is going to be slower for a few weeks until they move into active patterns again. Hit the water NOW, we can?t believe you are reading this and not fishing right now. GET OUT!!
Watts Bar Lake Crappie Rating:
3.5
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Crappie Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
The crappie spawn should be really heating up now. Crappie prefers to spawn on gravel bottom typically with brush and/or emergent vegetation for cover. If the lake is void of gravel bottoms, find the rocks or rip rap. Crappie will use the larger structure rocks for cover. Cast some small grub baits in the shallows looking for the spawning crappie. Good luck today!
Watts Bar Lake Walleye Rating:
2.5
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Walleye Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
The walleye are coming off of the spawn now. Fish will be feeding very more aggressive making up for lost time eating during the spawn. Walleye will start moving back to their typical structure of choice and should be getting into the lake flats and deep structure. It?s time to hit the water. This may be the best water temperature to be on the water. There shouldn?t be too many fishermen on the water this early and there are many species that are hitting their prime water temperatures to be biting very well. Have fun today!
Watts Bar Lake Catfish Rating:
4
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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):
The spotted bass spawn is in full swing now. Fishing will become slower but won't turn off completely. If you are fishing for female bass go with plastics and really slow your presentation and stay around the spawning beds. You should be able to find some larger females and male bass on the standard spring patterns. Female bass will really start to slow down on feeding and the fishing is going to be slower for a few weeks until they move into active patterns again.
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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Striped Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):

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:

06:25 EST

Sunset:

20:46 EST

Moon Phase:


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