Fishing conditions for Watts Bar for November 7, 2018:
Reservoir Conditions: Summer normal elevation: 740.5 feet. Winter normal elevation: 736.0 feet. Current elevation: 739.86 feet. The water surface temperature is low 60’s.
Largemouth Bass: Some quality bass are being caught around shallow grass beds in areas where grass can be located. A few anglers are catching bass around blowdowns on moderately sloping banks. Swim jigs, buzzbaits and spinnerbaits are being used more than other lures.
Smallmouth Bass: River banks or sloping secondary banks leading into the large bay areas are places anglers are targeting smallmouth while using crankbaits, swim jigs or topwater lures.
Walleye/Sauger: Some fish are being caught by anglers trolling crankbaits in the tailwater. Early in the day or late in the evening seems to be the better time to fish.
Crappie: Use minnows or jigs around brush, blowdowns, or docks in 8 to 15 feet of water. Some nice stringers are being caught.
Catfish: Drifters in the main channel using meaty baits are catching plenty of fish.
Striped Bass: Most stripers are being caught in the mid lake area in the shallow water near shad. Use swimbaits or topwater lures for bait.