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FISHING REPORT FOR MAY 28, 2020

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WATTS BAR

Reservoir Conditions: The lake is full pool. The water temperature is 68 degrees.

Crappie: Minnows or jigs are used by anglers to catch fish. Crappie are being caught at all depths. Most crappie are moving out into deeper water. Fish secondary water. These anglers usually fish minnows rigged with a weight to get down to deeper depths. Docks, blowdowns or submerged brush are the other areas anglers are fishing. Fish caught around docks are normally shallower fish.

Bass: Some anglers are catching fish around docks while using jigs. These docks are in deeper secondary water. Some anglers are catching fish in offshore secondary areas while using crankbaits.

Catfish: Drift the main lake with a variety of meaty baits. Shad, bluegill, or shrimp are examples of meaty baits being used. Plenty of fish are being caught in the Tennessee, Emory, and Clinch Rivers.

Bluegill/Shellcracker: Many fish are spawning. Look for shallow isolated water. Worms or crickets are the better baits.

Striped Bass: The tailwater below the dam is good. The few miles of river below the tailwater are also good. Look for areas where shad may congregate. Shad is the best bait. Swimbaits are also being used.

Walleye: Fish are being caught by anglers trolling crankbaits in the upper rive and the tailwater. Night fishing seems to be better. Some night fishing is occurring from the bank. Fish jigs, crankbaits, and spinner-type lures from the bank.

DALE HOLLOW LAKE

Reservoir Conditions: Fishing is good. The water temperature is 71 degrees and the lake is fairly stable.

Smallmouth Bass: Lots of smallmouth are being caught in the day on mid rigs and crankbaits on points in the creeks in 12-15 feet of water. Several smallmouth are being caught at night on points on spinnerbaits and jigs in 5-15 feet of water.

Largemouth Bass: Several largemouth are being caught while fishing topwater baits and soft plastics in the creeks in 5-15 feet of water.

Walleye: Several walleye are being caught at night while throwing crankbaits on channel banks in 10 feet of water.

Bluegill/Shellcracker: Several panfish are being caught on nightcrawlers and crickets while fishing gravel flats and docks in 5 feet of water.

CENTER HILL

Reservoir Conditions: Fishing is good. The water temperature is 71 degrees and the lake is fairly stable.

Bass: Several bass are being caught on topwater baits and soft plastics while fishing flooded bushes in 5 feet of water.

Bluegill/Shellcracker: A few panfish are being caught on nightcrawlers and crickets on gravel banks in 5 feet of water.

Catfish: Several catfish are being caught while fishing with noodles while baiting with bluegill in the creeks.


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