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WATTS BAR, CENTER HILL AND DALE HOLLOW FISHING REPORT – SEPT. 17, 2020

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WATTS BAR

Reservoir Conditions: The lake is at normal level. The water temperature is 84 degrees.

Crappie: Most crappie are being caught at night while fishing around lights. Minnows are the better bait. Fish near bluff walls or docks.

Bass: Fish channel cuts where the current has a greater influence. Fish at night. Fish around grass beds. Topwater lures, plastic worms, and crankbaits are good.

Catfish: Fishing is good. Drift in the main channel with meaty baits when the current is present.

Bluegill: Fish around docks or along rock bluffs. Use worms or crickets for bait.

Striped Bass: Use shad or artificial lures in the tailwater or upper river.

Walleye: The only fish caught by tailwater striper anglers used shad for bait.

DALE HOLLOW

Reservoir Conditions: Fishing is good. The water temperature is 81 degrees and the lake is falling.

Smallmouth Bass: A few smallmouth are being caught while trolling in the channels near schooling shad in 30 feet of water.

Largemouth Bass: A few largemouth are being caught while fishing soft plastics and topwater baits around shallow cover in 5 feet of water in the creeks.

Walleye: Several big walleye are being caught while trolling nightcrawler rigs on flats in 30 feet of water.

Crappie: A few are being caught while fishing grass and woods in 10-15 feet of water.

CENTER HILL

Reservoir Conditions: Fishing is fair. The water temperature is 82 degrees and the lake is falling.

Bass: A few bass are being caught on football jigs on points in 20-30 feet of water on the main lake. Also a few are being caught on topwater baits in the creeks while fish are schooling under shad.

Walleye: A few walleye are being caught near Floating Mill while trolling night on flats in 25 feet of water.


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