Copyright 2019 James Marsh
Fishing Watts Bar, Tennessee
09/29/19 Fishing Report for Watts Bar Lake: (See Fishing Report Archive at bottom
of page)
Lagemouth, Spotted and Smallmouth Bass are taking top water lures early
mornings and near dark. Jigs with trailers around heavy cover will also get them. Buzz
baits work early and late as well. Deep diving crankbaits work in deep water. Worms
fished at 5-10 ft work. Bluegill and sunfish are taking top water poppers early and late.
Crappie, walleye and sauger fishing is slow. White bass can be caught on our inline
spinners. Stripers can be caught on large, shallow running, crankbaits when schooling.
Muskie and Northern pike s can be caught on large, shallow running, crankbaits near
cover.


Description of the Lake: Watts Bar Lake is a 39,000-acre reservoir in the southeast
part of of Tennessee, at Grandview. This reservoir is an anglers dream April through
December, holding huge bass, monster crappie, and giant stripers. The lake also has
healthy populations of catfish, muskie, white bass, and sunfish, as well as other
species. With over 700 miles of shoreline to explore, this is a bank fishermans
paradise. You can also explore the shore, and the expanses of the lake via boat.
There are several boat ramps scattered along the lake, as well as boat rental places,
lodging, and various other amenities along Watts Bar Lake. making this the ultimate
fishing destination. In the spring and fall, your best bet is to hit the shallow waters,
concentrating your attention on cover (boat docks, brush and trees). In the summer
and winter, focus on areas with deeper water. Always fish around creek channels,
flats, ledges, humps and points in these times.

Species:
Largemouth Bass
Smallmouth Bass
Spotted Bass
Walleye
White Bass
Striped Bass
Rock Bass
Yellow Bass
Hybrid Striped Bass
Bluegill
Redear Sunfish
Warmouth
Black Crappie
White Crappie
Paddlefish
Sauger
Muskie

Seasons:
T
he fishing season is year-round.
Spring:
Late spring is a good time for bluegill and sunfish. It is the prime time for crappie. The
spring
season is also great for largemouth, smallmouth and spotted bass, white bass, striped
bass,
muskie, and hybrid and striped bass.
Summer:
This is a good time for bluegill and sunfish, as well as all five species of bass.
Fall:
Fall it a great time for spotted, smallmouth and largemouth bass as well as crappie.
Other species can also be caught.
Winter:
Winter months are the best times for muskie, walleye, largemouth, smallmouth and
spotted bass.

Lake Level: Watts Bar Lake Levels

Weather: Watts Bar Lake Weather

Recommended Lures and Bait : Perfect Lures
Bass

Striped Bass

Bluegill/Shellcrackers:

Crappie:





























Fly Fishing - Recommended Flies For :
Largemouth Bass, Smallmouth Bass, Spotted Bass - Minnows, Crayfish

Hybrid Stripers - Shad

Bluegill/Shellcrackers - Minnows, Nymphs, Terrestrials
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Recommended Fly FishingTackle & Gear
Fly Line:
Floating 3  to 8 weight, depending on species
Leaders:
Leaders for Bass
Leaders for panfish
Best Fly Rods: 3 weight to 8 weight depending on species:
Journeyman, Maser, Pro, Pemiere
Fly Reels: For 3 to 8 weight fly line-
Journeyman, SR Reel, Redington
Misc Items:
Polarized Sunglasses
Tools & Accessories:
Nippers, forceps, retractors, etc.
Fishing Report Archives:
02/03/19 Bass, smallmouth, largemouth and spotted bass, are the most
pursued species at this time of the year. They are generally found in the deeper
water of the old river and creeks channels, as well as both submerged and
above water river ledges. We recommend using deep diving crankbaits and jigs
with trailers. .
03/23/19 The weather and water is still cold and the fish are holding deep on
the old river ledges and creek channels. Bass are responding to mostly jigs with
trailers and deep diving crank baits. Crappie are in the 15 to 20 foot depths and
not easy to catch.
Recommended Tackle & Gear
Line:
Braided & Mono, 4# test to #25 test, depending
on the species of fish
Spinning Rods:
Ultra light to heavy depending on species of fish
Casting Rods
Light to heavy Rod, depending on species of fish
Spinning Reels:
Ultra light to heavy depending on species of fish
Spinning rods:
Light to heavy depending on species of fish
Misc. Items:
Tackle Boxes
Landing Nets
Options For Selecting Flies:
1. Email us (sales@perfectflystore.com)
with the dates you will be fishing this area and we will send you a list of our fly
suggestions. Please allow up to 24 hours for a response.
2. Call us 800-594-4726 and we will help you decide which flies you need.
3. Email us (sales@perfectflystore.com)
with a budget for flies and we will select them to match the budget and get them to
you in time for your fly fishing trip.
All orders are shipped free in the
U. S. Orders over $100 are shipped via Priority Mail.  
Options For Selecting Lures and Bait:
1. Email us (lures@perfectflystore.com)
with the dates you will be fishing this area and we will send you a list of our fly
suggestions. Please allow up to 24 hours for a response.
2. Call us 800-594-4726 and we will help you decide which flies you need.
3. Email us (lures@perfectflystore.com)
with a budget for flies and we will select them to match the budget and get them to
you in time for your fly fishing trip.
All orders are shipped free in the
U. S. Orders over $100 are shipped via Priority Mail.  
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