Watauga Lake Overview
Top Techniques Reported for Smallmouth Bass + Winter
- Soft Body Swimbaits (Small/Medium)1
- Smallmouth Bass1 Report
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Target Smallmouth Bass During Winter
Watauga Lake Fishing Reports
8 Reports on Watauga Lake
During the dog days of summer, throwing a bone whopper plopper around lay downs is a great way to produce trophy smallmouths. Vary your retrieval from stop and go , to constant. This produces some awesome top water actions.
Texas Rigs (Worming)
When the water temp on Watauga is between 60-63 degrees, smallmouth bass will start spawning on main lake points. Search for points with a pea gravel or sand bottom, along with chunk rock. Fishing a 4.5” Roboworm texas rigged in these areas is a highly productive way to catch them. The bait is small enough to have a high hook up ratio, but large enough to trigger an aggressive protective response. A bright color like Bold Bluegill just adds to the effectiveness!
Soft Swimbaits (Sm/Md)
focusing on wind blown pockets with baitfish up in the water column
Top Fishing Techniquesfor Smallmouth Bass + Winter
Choose from techniques based on Watauga Lake fishing reports.