Fishing Spots, Reports, and Regulations in Watauga Lake

4.7

Carter County, TN

Place public
Water Fresh
Depth 265 ft.

If you're planning to go fishing at Watauga Lake, it's essential to be aware of the local fishing regulations in the Carter County area. These regulations are in place to protect the environment and ensure a sustainable fishing experience. Before you cast your line, it's crucial to familiarize yourself with the rules and boundaries governing fishing in this area, as well as the specific regulations applicable to Watauga Lake.

You can find detailed information about the fishing regulations and legal requirements by consulting local authorities and resources in Carter County, Tennessee, United States of America. This knowledge will help ensure a responsible and enjoyable fishing trip at Watauga Lake.

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Watauga Lake Fishing Map

Explore the Watauga Lake fishing map for a comprehensive understanding of the water boundaries 36°19'54.2"N 82°00'09.5"W and prime fishing spots.

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Fish Species to Catch in the Watauga Lake, TN

While you're at it, don't forget to check the fishing regulations at Watauga Lake to understand the specifics of catching each fish in Tennessee.

There are countless Watauga Lake fish species to lure and explore on your next fishing trip. Every fish has its own set of rules and requirements that you must follow. Each fish species is subject to unique regulations, including fishing seasons, size limits, possession limits, and more.

Explore the fishing regulations for Largemouth bass, Smallmouth bass, Walleye, Spotted bass, White bass, Common carp, Yellow bass and others, as of May 24, 2024, to ensure you are in compliance with the latest rules. To view regulations for a different fish species, please select your preferred species from the list.

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Largemouth bass

#Popular
Regulation

Season

Always open

Bag limit

5

Min size

No

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Smallmouth bass

#Popular
Regulation

Season

Always open

Bag limit

5

Min size

No

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Walleye

#Popular
Regulation

Season

Always open

Bag limit

5

Min size

16"

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Spotted bass

Regulation

Season

Always open

Bag limit

5

Min size

No

Above are just a few of the species found in Watauga Lake. However, for complete information about the rules for fishing in Watauga Lake you can use the Fishbox app. Fishbox is your trusted assistant, providing detailed regulations for 23 species of fish in Watauga Lake.

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Fishing Spots Near the Watauga Lake

Must visit the following nearest Watauga Lake fishing spots on your next fishing trip to extend the fun.

4.7

Sullivan County, TN

10 hot spots

4.4

Washington County, TN

10 hot spots

4.2

Burke County, NC

10 hot spots

4.6

Wilkes County, NC

9 hot spots

4.0

Buncombe County, NC

8 hot spots

4.1

Buncombe County, NC

10 hot spots

4.3

Cleveland County, NC

10 hot spots

4.7

Hawkins County, TN

10 hot spots

4.5

Jefferson County, TN

10 hot spots

4.6

Iredell County, NC

10 hot spots

Tips and Tricks for Fishing on Watauga Lake

  • Using corn and salmon eggs as baits will give you a good bite of trout at Watauga Lake. Trolling spoons are also effective here.
  • The best time for walleye fishing is spring. Try to use a Long-Bill Rebel lure.
  • Roan Creek provides a good population of crappie.

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