Here is the fishing report from the TWRA:
Caney Fork: Fishing is slow. A few rainbow are being caught on flies during period of no flow near the dam. All other fishing is flow at this time.
Center Hill: Fishing is fair. Water temperature is 50 degrees; lake is stable. A few anglers are having great success on jerkbaits and jigs in10-to-30 feet of water. Overall fishing is slow. A few walleye are being caught at Webbs Camp, while fishing jigs in the channel in 20 feet of water.
Chickamauga Lake: The surface water temperature is in the forties. The lake elevation was considered normal winter level. Numerous bass over eight pounds were caught in the past week. Reports of bass caught that topped the ten pound mark have become regular. The "rig" has been the most used bait. Some fish were caught along flats that were adjacent to deeper water. Crappie anglers caught many crappie in most areas of the lake. Bluff walls, brush piles, and blowdowns were target areas. Many trollers have caught suspended crappie in the secondary areas. Crankbaits, jigs, and minnows have been used by anglers to catch crappie. Striped bass have been occasionally caught above the Old Washington area. Some sauger have been caught, but the heavy water flow has hampered angling efforts for sauger.
Dale Hollow: Fishing is slow. Water temperature at Lillydale is 46 degrees; lake is stable. A few bass are being caught on jigs on channel banks in 15-to-20 feet of water. A few are smallmouth are being caught on the lower end of the lake while fishing float and fly method. A few walleye are being caught near East Port on jigs in the channel in 20 feet of water
Hiwassee River in the area near Reliance: The river temperature on 3/03/13 was 44 degrees. The water flow has been more angler friendly. A few anglers have caught plenty of fish in the area above the railroad bridge. Some drift boaters have caught as many as 70 trout per boat per day. Some bank anglers have caught trout while using spinners. Most fly anglers use flies that resemble the hatch. Activity on and along the river has increased.
Parksville Lake: The lake elevation on 3/04/13 was considered normal for the season. The surface water temperature has been in the forties. Bass anglers have caught spotted bass while using crankbaits. Some good bass have been caught. A few quality largemouth have been caught on the upper end of the lake. The angling efforts have been lower than in previous weeks. Weather probably was a factor in the lower number of anglers on the water.
Watts Bar Lake: The lake surface temperature was in the forties. The lake elevation on 3/04/2013 was seven hundred thirty-six feet. Tailwater anglers were not catching many fish. The spillways were still open. A few crappie were being caught in the slow water areas near the tailwaters in recent days. The mid to lower area of the lake has seen many anglers targeting crappie. Most were caught in secondary creeks while trolling. Jigs and minnows were being used for bait by most anglers. Some trollers used crankbaits to lure a few crappie. Most crappie were close to the bottom. Bass anglers were catching some good fish in the mid to lower lake while using jigs, lipless lures, and the "Rig". Bluff walls, points, and flats adjacent to deeper areas were target areas for those in pursuit of bass. Some heavy smallmouth and largemouth have been caught. Catfish were being caught in the main channel by those using shad for bait. Some stripers have been caught in the area near the highway bridge in the Loudon area. Shad, jigs, and grubs were being used for bait.