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WATTS BAR, DALE HOLLOW AND CENTER HILL FISHING REPORT – JULY 2, 2020

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WATTS BAR

Reservoir Conditions: The lake is at normal elevation. The water temperature is 81 degrees.

Crappie: Most crappie are being caught at night. Anglers fish around docks, bluff walls, or on secondary ledges while using lights. Minnows, jigs, or spoons are being used as bait.

Bass: Shallow bass are being caught adjacent to deeper water around grass, rocky banks or docks. A few deeper pattern fish are being caught on open water points and ledges. Jigs, crankbaits, plastic worms, spinnerbaits and topwater lures are being used to catch largemouth and smallmouth bass.

Catfish: Catfish are being caught in all areas of all three rivers. Use meaty baits while current is present. Small profile baits for more fish and large profile baits for bigger fish.

Bluegill/Shellcracker: Many fish are being caught around docks or rock bluff walls. Use crickets or worms for bait.

Striped Bass: The upper Clinch and Tennessee Rivers are good. Shad is the best bait. Swimbaits and jigs are also being used.

Walleye: Night fishing is better. Use live bait for the best action. Some walleye are being caught on nightcrawlers.

DALE HOLLOW

Reservoir Conditions: Fishing is good. The water temperature is 82 degrees and the lake is rising.

Smallmouth Bass: Lots of smallmouth are being caught at night on grass beds with spinnerbaits in 15-18 feet of water.

Largemouth Bass: Lots of largemouth are being caught on soft plastics around grass on the main lake in 10-20 of water.

Walleye: Lots of walleye are being caught while trolling at night with large crankbaits in 25-28 feet of water.

CENTER HILL

Reservoir Conditions: Fishing is good. The water temperature is 83 degrees and the lake is rising.

Bass: Lots of bass are being caught at night on soft plastics, jigs, and spinnerbaits while fishing points and channel banks in 10-20 feet of water.

Walleye: A few walleye are being caught near Floating Mill while trolling nightcrawlers in 22 feet of water on gravel banks.

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