Location

TN
United States
35° 13' 48" N, 85° 4' 48" W

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Fishing Report Provided by Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency - Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency
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3
Average: 3 (1 vote)
| Water Temp:71-80 F | Clarity: Stained
Fish Caught | Lunker: using a
Fishing Report
October 1, 2014
The current elevation is 681.3 feet. Last week the elevation was 681.6 feet. This is lower summer elevation. The trend is now for the lake to head to lower levels. Water temperature is in the upper 70's. Bass:Fair. Most anglers are not catching fish. A weekend tournament with over 100 boats came out of Dayton Boat Dock and the Friday, Saturday total averaged just over 15 pounds per day. Flipping into the grass mats or casting rats and frogs across the same are the techniques that are being used. Big water flats are the best area. Crappie:Slow. Blowdowns on steep banks and docks are being targeted with minnows or jigs. Bluegill:Good. Most drifters in the upper reservoir main channel are catching a lot of bluegill. Several shellcrackers are in the mix. Crickets and worms are the bait. Catfish: Good. Meaty baits are being used. Drifting the main channel should be the target area. Striped Bass:Slow for most anglers. Those that are catching a few are using shad for bait.
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Fishing Report Provided by Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency - Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency
Rating:
3
Average: 3 (1 vote)
| Water Temp:71-80 F | Clarity: Stained
Fish Caught | Lunker: using a
Fishing Report
September 19, 2014
Reservoir Conditions: Summer normal elevation: 682.0 feet. Winter normal elevation: 676.0 feet. Current elevation: 682.4 feet. The water surface temperature is 82 degrees. Largemouth Bass: Fair. Plastic worms and weedless topwater lures used near the grass mats is the combination being used most often. Smallmouth Bass: Poor. Only a few are being caught and these are mainly tailwater fish. Jigs, spoons and crankbaits are doing the damage. Crappie: Good. Some open water brush fish and dock related crappie are being caught. These targets are in 20 and 10 feet respectively. Minnows and jigs are equal opportunity offerings. Striped bass: Good. Shad used in the tailwaters has resulted in good quantities more than quality. Most fish being caught are under 15 pounds. Bluegill: Good. Upper river drifters and lower lake bluff anglers are catching bluegill while using crickets or worms. Catfish: Good. Meaty baits from nearly any source used while drifting in the main channel will result in plentiful opportunities to catch catfish.
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