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TVA Watauga Reservoir Fishing Reports

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  1. Details: Golden Rainbow Trout with a January Reservoir Report

    This time of year, local wildlife agencies stock local reservoir that are deep and full of oxygen. Usually in the summer they stay in the deep cold pockets on the ...more bottom but in the winter they move to the middle column or up to the surface searching forinsects or baitfish. In the Southern and Western Highland reservoirs, trolling deep diving crankbaits and reef runners along humps or bluffs ⬇️⬇️⬇️

    1. Topwater_Pro 0
      Haha @Skouting_Reports
    2. Skouting_Reports 0
      Dang @Topwater_Pro I've had that happen to me too, my hypothesis is that they fill them up on trout food then stock them. Well that can be our excuse lol
    3. Topwater_Pro 0
      Ahhhh..... Got skunked again today... Was fishing 1/8 oz rooster tail(white), casting near where the fish would occasionally surface. They just stocked 2k in there ...more today too. @Skouting_Reports
    4. Topwater_Pro 0
      Thanks @Skouting_Reports
    5. Skouting_Reports 0
      On the bottom near the current @Topwater_Pro
    6. Skouting_Reports 0
      Try Kastmasters (1/8oz) with a slow retrieve near the bottom with occasional jerks to produce flash. If you find where the trout are throw some powerbait, nightcrawlers ...more or salmon eggs on a split shot
    7. Skouting_Reports 0
      Like in the report, try to find any current (stream, springs, fountain) or any deep pools with oxygen. Roostertails (1/6-1/8oz) or Panther Martins will be your best ...more bet. Just a steady retrieve. Also
    8. Topwater_Pro 0
      Rigs, tips, anything will be very much appreciated
    9. Topwater_Pro 0
      No at that time I didn't see this blert but I will be heading out there again. What do you recommend as bait for small Texas fresh stocked rainbows? @Skouting_Reports
    10. Skouting_Reports 0
      Wow did you follow these reports? @Topwater_Pro
    11. Topwater_Pro 0
      They stocked on the day I went (Thursday last week) @Skouting_Reports
    12. Skouting_Reports 0
      Did you know if they stocked in the last couple of weeks? @Topwater_Pro
    13. Topwater_Pro 0
      Went to carl barton jr a few days back but got skunked :(
    14. texasfishingkid kid 0
      ok thanks @Skouting_Reports
    15. Skouting_Reports 0
      The deepest spots or where there is the most oxygen in the water @fishallday
    16. texasfishingkid kid 0
      what if the ponds don't have any type of current what do we look for?
    17. Skouting_Reports 0
      (streams entering the pond, springs, fountains, deep pockets) with powerbait on the bottom or steady retrieve with a spinner or spoon.
    18. Skouting_Reports 0
      Other jigs very rapidly and aggressively are catching big rainbows, tipping the jigs with minnows catch fish when they are lethargic. In city ponds where they stock ...more rainbows fish any source of current
    19. Skouting_Reports 0
      produces fish. A lot of people catch them just on powerbait and nightcrawlers with split shot on the bottom. In the north, lakes are iced over do fishing in 10-30 ...more FOW jigging twister tails jigs and
    20. Skouting_Reports 0
      produces fish. A lot of people catch them just on powerbait and nightcrawlers with split shot on the bottom. In the North, lakes are iced over so fishing in 10-30 ...more FOW jigging jigs very aggressively a&
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  2. Details: Flathead Catfish

    32 1/2

    1. a_cordell1994 0
      Thanks man
    2. Swamp Mafia 0
      Nice flathead
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  3. Details: Largemouth Bass with a Crankbait

    Very cold water. Caught this guy ripping a crank bait across a underwater rocky main lake point. Caught March 11 weighted in at 7.5 lbs and 23 inches.

    1. Ben_Sanford 0
    2. TennesseeTroutboy 0
      Great fish as always
    3. Trevor Mitchell 0
      Nice one man
    4. KJenkins24 0
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  4. Details: Largemouth Bass

    7.5lbs 24 inches caught on 8lb test.

  5. Details: Flathead Catfish with a bluegill

    Another monster Tennessee Flattie .

    1. 3marcus3 0
      Monster! Nice Cat!
    2. MrPopular 0
      Congrats! You made it on the popular page on Sep 01, 2013!
    3. tobychey 0
      Like it sure is big
    4. brentnicol 0
      That's a good looking flatty!
    5. MrPopular 0
      Congrats! You made it on the popular page on Aug 31, 2013!
    6. Tim Holden 0
      I could tell how big the fish was just by your smile
    7. Dave Impagliazzo 0
      I bet it was delicious
    8. Steve Steve 0
    9. SaltwaterAustin 0
      That's a big one. Keep up the good catches!!
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  6. Details: Flathead Catfish with a Bluegill

    Monster Bluegill catch monster fish. 40lb flathead.

    1. Julian Julian 0
      Huge flat.
    2. TennesseeTroutboy 0
      Nice TN flatty
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  7. Details: Smallmouth Bass with a Tube

    The tube was on fire !!!!!

    1. Julian Julian 0
      Beautiful banks as well. I love tennessee
    2. Julian Julian 0
      Great smallmouth
    3. gofishin 0
      Love the fight of a good smallie!!!!!!!
    4. Graham Graham 0
      I didn't have a tape on me. That was a long male pushing 21inches. Amazing fight it jumped at least 6 times and was hooked about 30 yards out in a strong current ...more .
    5. Matthew Sweeney 0
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    7. jason felter 0
      Oh crap! Did you put it in the water !??!??? Just kiddin nice smallie!!!!!
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  8. Details: Spotted Bass

    1. a_cordell1994 0
      What you catch that on??
  9. Details: Spotted Bass with a Fluke

    Spot or Large?

    1. Dave Impagliazzo 0
      I think it's a spot but next time bring a small white bucket with you and put it in there for a minute or two, the white color in the bucket really brings out ...more the spots If that's what it is.

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