June 3rd, 2018

On June the 3rd water surface temperature on Watts Bar is currently 72 to 83 degrees. The surface elevation is 741.60 feet and steady.

Largemouth Bass: Summer patterns are the dominate patterns now. This means large water, jigs, swimbaits, crankbaits and plastic worms. Some fish are being caught up in the creeks due to the rainy weather.

Smallmouth Bass: The majority of fish being caught are coming from main lake or deep secondary banks by anglers using crankbaits. Target rocky or gravel banks. Most fish are being caught at night

Crappie: Most recent catches are combining minnows and deep open water. Primary creeks in water depths from 10 to 30 feet are the type of areas that many anglers are targeting. Some fish are structure related and others are suspended. A few dock fish are being caught.

Catfish: Excellet using a variety of methods.

Striped Bass: Most anglers are using shad in the area below Ft.
Loudon Dam. Some anglers are using shad and trolling with planer boards in the Clinch River.