Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Fishing with Big Willy in Tennessee

January 21 FISHING REPORTS


Center Hill:Fishing is good.  Water temperature is 48 degrees; lake is fairly stable.  Bass:  Lots of bass are being caught on A-rigs, tailspinners and jigs on points and channel banks in 15-to-25 feet of water.  Crappie:  A few crappie are being caught around sunken brush piles on jigs in 20 feet of water.

Chickamauga Reservoir:  Reservoir Conditions: Summer normal elevation: 682.0 feet.  Winter normal elevation: 676.0 feet.  Current elevation: 677.2 feet. The water surface temperature is 48 degrees.
Largemouth Bass: Good. Anglers casting along river banks with the rig are having a few good days. Some large bay area fish are being caught while using jigs or the rig.
Smallmouth Bass: Good. More smallmouth than usual are being caught on the lower end and tailwater anglers are catching several also while using the rig or jigs. Main lake banks are better.
Crappie: Many crappie are being caught around some docks and in large secondary waters under baitfish. Jigs or minnows are equal opportunity.
Striped bass: Not many reports or observations.
Bluegill: Fish in deep creeks near the bottom while using small jigs or worms.
Sauger: Slow. Very few sauger and walleye are being caught.
Catfish: Good. Drifters are catching a lot of fish in the main channel while using meaty bait from various sources.

Dale Hollow:  Fishing is good.  Water temperature is 47 degrees; lake is fairly stable.  Smallmouth Bass:  Lots of smallmouth are being caught on A-rigs and tailspinners while fishing flat points in 25-to-35 feet of water.  Largemouth:  Several largemouth are being caught on A-rigs while fishing drops in the river in 20-to-30 feet of water.  Musky:  A few musky are being caught while trolling large stick baits near Willow Grove in 30 feet of water.

Watts Bar: Reservoir Conditions: Summer normal elevation: 740.5 feet.  Winter normal elevation: 736.0 feet.  Current elevation: 736.8 feet. The water surface temperature is 48 degrees.
Largemouth Bass: Good. Some fish are being caught, but the rate of fish being caught is less than in previous weeks. Most are casting the rig.
Smallmouth Bass: Slower than in recent weeks probably because the bait fish are moving.
Walleye: Slow. A few fish are being caught while using jigs.
Sauger: Slow. No observations and few reports.
Crappie: Good. Crappie are being caught in large bays along the bottom underneath large balls of bait fish. Some anglers are catching fish out of deep brush.
Catfish: Good. River drifters in all areas are catching a lot of fish. Upper reservoir is the most fished area for catfish. Use almost any meaty bait.
Striped bass: Fair. Mid lake is the better area. Bass anglers are catching these fish on the rig.


courtesy: TWRA
 

Wednesday, November 27, 2013







Deer Killing in Tennessee, Monster Bucks with Big Willy

Saturday, October 5, 2013

Opening day of Bow season 2013
Middle Tennessee


Blast from the past.
Spear fishing catfish on Norris Lake.
Willard Mead & John Ray