Watts Bar fishing report for September 27, 2018:
Reservoir Conditions: Summer normal elevation: 740.5 feet. Winter normal elevation: 736.0 feet. Current elevation: 740.45 feet. The water surface temperature is in the mid 80’s.
Largemouth Bass: Grassy pockets and small buzzbaits is one working combination. A lady in a kayak caught a 19.5 inch and a 23.5 inch largemouth while using this combination.
Smallmouth Bass: Very few reports and only one observation to report. A crankbait used on a rocky outcrop on the main channel produced a sizable fish.
Crappie: Fish around lights at night with jigs or minnows. One angler recently caught some 13 inch crappie along the bank in the large water across from Sand Island.
Catfish: Meaty baits from various sources used in the main channel during times when the current is running will have a result of greasy skillets.
Striped bass: The Clinch River is better for now due to cooler water. Shad is the better bait.
White Bass: Some breaking fish can be caught. Most breaking white bass can be found in the mid lake. The mid lake breaks on the main channel are holding white bass that can be caught while using spinner-type lures. Most fish will be 15 feet deep or deeper.