Fishing Report From The TWRA

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Here is the TWRA fishing report:

Caney Fork:  Fishing is slow due to extreme generation.  A few browns are being caught while fishing jerkbaits near Happy Hollow.  Also, a few fish are being caught near the dam while casting spoons near the generators.

Center Hill:  Fishing is fair.  Water temperature is 86 degrees; lake is falling.  Several bass are being caught at night while using spinnerbaits and jigs and soft plastics on channel banks and points in 15 feet of water.  Walleye fishing is fair while trolling nightcrawlers on flats in 22 feet of water. 

Chickamauga: No report this week or next.

Dale Hollow:  Fishing is good.  Water temperature is 83 degrees; lake is falling.  Bass fishing is good at night while fishing jigs and spinnerbaits on points in 15 feet of water.  Several walleye are being caught while trolling near the dam at night in 26 feet of water.  Several walleye are being caught while jigging spoons on points in 26-to-30 feet of water. 

Hiwassee River: No report this week or next.

Parksville Lake: No report this week or next.

Watts Bar: No report this week or next.


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