Fishing Spots, Reports, and Regulations in Watts Bar Lake

4.8

Meigs County, TN

Place public
Water Fresh
Depth 108 ft.

If you're planning to go fishing at Watts Bar Lake, it's essential to be aware of the local fishing regulations in the Meigs 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 Watts Bar Lake.

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

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Watts Bar Lake Fishing Map

Explore the Watts Bar Lake fishing map for a comprehensive understanding of the water boundaries 35°45'05.4"N 84°41'08.2"W and prime fishing spots.

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Fish Species to Catch in the Watts Bar Lake, TN

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

There are countless Watts Bar 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, Spotted bass, Striped bass, Alabama bass, Rock bass, White 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

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Regulation

Season

Always open

Bag limit

5

Min size

No

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Smallmouth bass

Regulation

Season

Always open

Bag limit

5

Min size

No

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Spotted bass

Regulation

Season

Always open

Bag limit

5

Min size

No

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Striped bass

Regulation

Season

Always open

Bag limit

2

Min size

15"

Above are just a few of the species found in Watts Bar Lake. However, for complete information about the rules for fishing in Watts Bar Lake you can use the Fishbox app. Fishbox is your trusted assistant, providing detailed regulations for 19 species of fish in Watts Bar Lake.

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Fishing Spots Near the Watts Bar Lake

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

4.0

Cumberland County, TN

5 hot spots

4.8

Loudon County, TN

10 hot spots

4.7

Meigs County, TN

10 hot spots

4.8

Union County, TN

9 hot spots

4.7

Fannin County, GA

7 hot spots

4.4

Whitfield County, GA

7 hot spots

4.8

DeKalb County, TN

9 hot spots

4.6

Clay County, TN

10 hot spots

4.2

Marion County, TN

8 hot spots

4.5

Jefferson County, TN

10 hot spots

Tips and Tricks for Fishing on Watts Bar Lake

  • Fishing for largemouth bass from March to May can be very successful. Fishing from the shores would be a great option at this time. Crankbaits, spinnerbaits, jerkbaits and jigs work well. The daily creel limit for largemouth bass at Watts Bar Lake is 5 fish with15 inches of minimum length limit per day.
  • Smallmouth bass are mostly found in the mid and lower portions of the lake. Crankbaits, jerkbaits and soft plastics will give you a good bite. The daily creel limit for smallmouth bass at Watts Bar Lake is 5 fish with18 inches of minimum length per day.
  • Using large swimbaits, spinnerbaits or rooster tails can be quite effective for muskellunge fishing at Watts Bar Lake during spring to fall.
  • The most productive period to catch yellow perch is from late winter through spring. Live baits work just as well as artificial baits.
  • Shad, shrimp, bluegill and chicken are perfect baits for catfishing here. Catfish are active in June.
  • Striped bass are well caught on crankbaits, swimbaits and jigs.

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