Watts Bar Lake

Discussion in 'LOCAL TENNESSEE TALK' started by Abu65, Sep 2, 2006.

  1. Abu65

    Abu65 Member

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    I'm going to be on Watts Bar Thursday afternoon thru Sunday afternoon (9/7 thru 9/10) Any info or advice on catching bait, what the fish are eating ect. I'd like to hammer some Big Blues hopefully pics. will follow. CPR only. Abu65
     
  2. Abu65

    Abu65 Member

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    I think we figured it out!
     

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  3. Nightprowler

    Nightprowler New Member

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    I would have to agree,I think you figured it out.Congratulations on your catches.What were the weights of your cats?
     
  4. JTehan

    JTehan New Member

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    You certainly figured it right this trip. Did you use live bait or cut bait
     
  5. Abu65

    Abu65 Member

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    Cut skip jack The big fish the guy holding just 1 fish was 46 lbs., the group photo from left to right is 40 lbs, 32 lbs & myself with a 42 lbs. flathead all fish were cpr.
     
  6. dougc

    dougc Active Member

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    Those are some great looking fish! You can send some of the skippies my way!
     
  7. IL Hunter

    IL Hunter New Member

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    Looks like you guys were sure doing something right!
     
  8. coltsfan

    coltsfan New Member

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    you were sure doing somthing right nice fish congrats thanks for the pics
     
  9. skunkedagain

    skunkedagain New Member

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    thats three nice fish.I just wish I could catch a years worth of fish that adds up to one of those beauts.
     
  10. drc3

    drc3 New Member

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    Awesome catch Abu65!!! What end of the lake did you fish, lower or upper end? Did you guys hire a guide or did you bring your own boat? WattsBar is a super lake for BIG blues and flatheads.. I used to fish it a lot but have been fishing Chickamauga (next lake down from WattsBar) for the most part this year. Again... glad to hear you guys had a good trip and got on the big boys.
     
  11. wolfman

    wolfman Well-Known Member

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    Shannon, congrats on the catch. My personal best blue cat was caught at Watts Bar while fishing with Drc3.
     
  12. catfisher43

    catfisher43 New Member

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    congrats on the catch.those are some nice looking cats.
     
  13. TNVOLCAT

    TNVOLCAT New Member

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    Shannon, those are some nice cats. Congrats and thanks for sharing the pics.
     
  14. Abu65

    Abu65 Member

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    I would say we fished mid to lower & no we didnt hire a guide thats my boat in the pic.
     
  15. FishMan

    FishMan New Member

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    Great looking catch........................
     
  16. tnkatman

    tnkatman New Member

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    Yeah, I Think You Figured It Out. Congrats.
     
  17. rsimms

    rsimms New Member

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    Wow! Good job... awesone catch. Just curious... how many man-hours did you put in for those fish?
     
  18. Abu65

    Abu65 Member

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    We probably fished about 18 hours in the 2 & half days we were there. Thats not counting fishing for bait. We caught several other fish that I didnt put on here in the 2 to 25 lbs. range.
     
  19. Aftercats

    Aftercats New Member

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    That looks like a good day at the office. HA. Where is Watts Bar lake?
    Never heard of it before.

    Daryl
     
  20. drc3

    drc3 New Member

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    East TN, just below Knoxville.