Navigation Home - AA-Fishing Lakes Fish

Fishing At Watts Bar Lake

AKA: Watts Bar Reservoir

Pick A LakePick A SpeciesPick A State

What to fish for...

Fishing for largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, spotted bass, channel catfish, blue catfish, black crappie, white crappie, walleye, bluegill, redear sunfish, rock bass, warmouth, white bass, yellow bass, striped bass, hybrid striped bass, muskie, paddlefish and sauger at Watts Bar Lake in Tennessee.

Watts Bar Lake, TN

An anglers paradise April through December, Watts Bar Lake is a 39,000-acre reservoir in the southeast part of the state, at Grandview, TN. Giant bass, monster crappie, and big stripers are the main draw here at Watts Bar Reservoir. The lake also has catfish, muskie, white bass and sunfish, as well as other species. There is over 700 miles of shoreline to traverse, whether from shore or by boat, in search for your favorite species. There are marinas, campgrounds, boat launches, lodging and other amenities scattered around the lake to enhance your visit. Bring or rent a fishing boat, canoe or kayak and explore the many ways to catch fish here. In spring and fall target the shallows, paying close attention to cover like boat docks, brush and trees. Then in winter and summer concentrate on deeper water around creek channels, flats, ledges, humps and points. Access to areas for fishing from shore is limited, and other than in campground areas, may take some exploring.

Fishing Boats For Rent In TN

Primary fish species residing in Watts Bar Lake

Click images for fishing tips and details about each species.

Largemouth bass Smallmouth bass Spotted bass Channel catfish Blue catfish Black crappie White crappie Walleye Bluegill Redear Sunfish Rock Bass Warmouth Sunfish White Bass Yellow Bass Striped bass Hybrid Striped Bass Muskie Paddlefish Sauger

Watts Bar Lake Amenities

Marina: YES
Boat Rental: YES
Boat Launch Ramp: YES
Campgrounds: YES
RV Hookups: YES
Lodging: YES
Convenience Store: NEARBY
Bait & Tackle: YES
Restaurant: YES

Today's Weather & Forecast

Fishing Boat Rentals

Arrowhead Resort
Rentals: Bass boats and pontoons
423 365-6484

Bayside Marina & Resort
Rentals: Pontoon boats
865 898-1993

Long Island Marina
Rentals: Pontoon boats and kayaks
865 376-6288

Terrace View Marina
Rentals: Pontoon boats
423 365-6060

Marinas

Long Island Marina
1060 Paint Rock Ferry Rd
Kingston, TN 37763
865 376-6288

Rhea Harbor Marina
385 Lakeshire Dr
Spring City, TN 37381
423 365-6851

Spring City Resort & Marina
2109 New Lake Rd
Spring City, TN 37381
423 365-5150

Terrace View Marina
3367 Euchee Chapel Rd
Spring City, TN 37381
423 365-6060

Public Boat Launch Ramps & Landings

Big Springs Access Area
This is a one-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and gravel parking. It is located in the southwest sector of the lake off Highway 304.

Cane Hollow Boat Ramp
This is a one-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and gravel parking. It is located mid lake, west side, off Phillips Drive.

Caney Ford Boat Ramp
This is a four-lane, concrete ramp with docks and paved parking. It is located in the north-central sector of the lake, off Caney Creek Road.

Dr. Tom Fuller Memorial Park
Located in the north-central sector of the lake, off Pumphouse Road, this is a two-lane, concrete ramp with docks and plenty of paved parking.

Eden Marina and Campground Boat Ramp
Located in the southwest sector of the lake, this is a one-lane, concrete ramp with limited, gravel parking.

Euchee Boat Ramp
This is a two-lane, concrete ramp with limited gravel parking. It is located in the southern sector of the lake off Highway 304.

Foshee Pass Recreation Area Boat Ramp
Located in the southern sector of the lake, this is a two-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and paved parking.

Old James Ferry Road Boat Ramp
This is a one-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and gravel parking. It is located in the eastern sector, north side, south of the Highway 58 Bridge.

Polecat Boat Launch Ramp
Located in the southeast sector, south side, off of London Highway, this is a two-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and gravel parking.

Rhea Springs Boat Ramp
Located in the western sector of the lake, in the Rhea Springs Campground, this is a two-lane, concrete ramp with limited gravel parking.

Click here for a Tennessee Fishing License.

Campgrounds & RV Parks Nearby

Caney Creek RV Resort Campground - 865 882-4042

Eden Marina & Campground - 423 365-6929

Hornsby Hollow Campground - 423 334-1709

Fooshee Pass Campground - 423 334-4842

Cedar Point RV Park & Cabins - 423 322-6490

Watts Bar Lake, TN Map - Fishing & Camping Areas

Contact Information

Watts Bar Lake
Spring City Resort And Marina
2109 New Lake Rd
Spring City, TN 37381
423 365-5150

 

Fishing lakes in each state.

AL Fishing Lakes AR Fishing Lakes AZ Fishing Lakes CA Fishing Lakes CO Fishing Lakes CT Fishing Lakes DC Fishing Lakes DE Fishing Lakes FL Fishing Lakes GA Fishing Lakes HI Fishing Lakes IA Fishing Lakes ID Fishing Lakes
IL Fishing Lakes IN Fishing Lakes KS Fishing Lakes KY Fishing Lakes LA Fishing Lakes MA Fishing Lakes MD Fishing Lakes ME Fishing Lakes MI Fishing Lakes MN Fishing Lakes MO Fishing Lakes MS Fishing Lakes MT Fishing Lakes
NC Fishing Lakes ND Fishing Lakes NE Fishing Lakes NH Fishing Lakes NJ Fishing Lakes NM Fishing Lakes NV Fishing Lakes NY Fishing Lakes OH Fishing Lakes OK Fishing Lakes OR Fishing Lakes PA Fishing Lakes
RI Fishing Lakes SC Fishing Lakes SD Fishing Lakes TN Fishing Lakes TX Fishing Lakes UT Fishing Lakes VA Fishing Lakes VT Fishing Lakes WA Fishing Lakes WI Fishing Lakes WV Fishing Lakes WY Fishing Lakes
 

Watts Bar Lake in Tennessee.

Giant bass, monster crappie, and big striper fishing in southeast TN.

Fishing at Watts Bar Lake, in Tennessee.