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Watagua Lake Fishing



Watagua Lake Fishing Forecast

Target Species of Fish

Based on historical data for fishing Watagua Lake, you should target one of the following species for this time of year:
  1. Rainbow Trout

  2. Rainbow Trout

    There is a 59.68% catch rate for Rainbow Trout, based on 37 Rainbow Trout counted.

    Watagua Lake Rainbow Trout Counts Chart
    Rainbow

    ENLARGE WATAGUA LAKE RAINBOW TROUT COUNTS CHART


  3. Brown Trout

  4. Brown Trout

    There is a 24.19% catch rate for Brown Trout, based on 15 Brown Trout counted.

    Watagua Lake Brown Trout Counts Chart
    Brown

    ENLARGE WATAGUA LAKE BROWN TROUT COUNTS CHART


  5. Smallmouth Bass

  6. Smallmouth Bass

    There is a 8.06% catch rate for Smallmouth Bass, based on 5 Smallmouth Bass counted.

    Watagua Lake Smallmouth Bass Counts Chart
    Smallmouth

    ENLARGE WATAGUA LAKE SMALLMOUTH BASS COUNTS CHART


  7. Brook Trout

  8. Brook Trout

    There is a 3.23% catch rate for Brook Trout, based on 2 Brook Trout counted.

    Watagua Lake Brook Trout Counts Chart
    Brook

    ENLARGE WATAGUA LAKE BROOK TROUT COUNTS CHART


  9. Flathead Catfish

  10. Flathead Catfish

    There is a 1.61% catch rate for Flathead Catfish, based on 1 Flathead Catfish counted.

    Watagua Lake Flathead Catfish Counts Chart
    Flathead

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  11. Rock Bass

  12. Rock Bass

    There is a 1.61% catch rate for Rock Bass, based on 1 Rock Bass counted.

    Watagua Lake Rock Bass Counts Chart
    Rock

    ENLARGE WATAGUA LAKE ROCK BASS COUNTS CHART


  13. Threadfin Shad

  14. Threadfin Shad

    There is a 1.61% catch rate for Threadfin Shad, based on 1 Threadfin Shad counted.

    Watagua Lake Threadfin Shad Counts Chart
    Threadfin

    ENLARGE WATAGUA LAKE THREADFIN SHAD COUNTS CHART


Recommendations above based on 7 species of fish and 62 fish counted for February around Watagua Lake.

To date, there are 28 species of fish and a total of 2728 fish counted for Watagua Lake and within a 30 mile (48 km) radius since 7/16/1933 (91 years).

Last Update: 2/14/2024 11:30:54 PM

*** PLEASE NOTE ***
Please check local, state/province, and federal laws before fishing for any species found on this site. All data is based on historical data found for this area, and in some cases as far back as the year 1600.

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Top Watagua Lake Fishing Spots

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The Top 10 Fishing Spots for Watagua Lake are the following:

  1. Watauga Fish Attractor


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  6. South Holston Fish Attractor


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Top Watagua Lake Bait & Tackle Stores

  1. Just Fish'n


  2. Mountain Sports Ltd


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Top Watagua Lake Fishing Charters & Guides

  1. C & C Outfitters
    Locally owned and operated fishing and hunting guide service. We're looking to provide you with the best fishing and hunting experience around! Serving Boone, Holston, and Watauga Lake

  2. High Country Angler Fly Fishing
    High Country Angler is a professional and licensed fly fishing guide service. We provide fly fishing trips for trout in Western North Carolina and Tennessee. We also provide fly fishing or light spin tackle fishing trips for smallmouth bass in Weste

  3. Elk Creek Outfitters
    Trout and Smallmouth Bass fishing in the Southeast is some of the best in the nation.We offer Flyfishing and Spin Fishing trips for various species of fish (including the elusive Muskellunge!) and accommodate anglers of all ages and levels of experie

  4. Trophy Water Guide Service


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Top Watagua Lake Marinas

  1. Fish Springs Marina


  2. Lakeshore Marina


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