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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. Brown Trout

  2. Brown Trout

    There is a 38.66% catch rate for Brown Trout, based on 230 Brown Trout counted.

    Watagua Lake Brown Trout Counts Chart
    Brown

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  3. Rainbow Trout

  4. Rainbow Trout

    There is a 36.47% catch rate for Rainbow Trout, based on 217 Rainbow Trout counted.

    Watagua Lake Rainbow Trout Counts Chart
    Rainbow

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  5. Smallmouth Bass

  6. Smallmouth Bass

    There is a 5.21% catch rate for Smallmouth Bass, based on 31 Smallmouth Bass counted.

    Watagua Lake Smallmouth Bass Counts Chart
    Smallmouth

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  7. Rock Bass

  8. Rock Bass

    There is a 5.04% catch rate for Rock Bass, based on 30 Rock Bass counted.

    Watagua Lake Rock Bass Counts Chart
    Rock

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  9. Green Sunfish

  10. Green Sunfish

    There is a 4.71% catch rate for Green Sunfish, based on 28 Green Sunfish counted.

    Watagua Lake Green Sunfish Counts Chart
    Green

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  11. Redbreast Sunfish

  12. Redbreast Sunfish

    There is a 3.87% catch rate for Redbreast Sunfish, based on 23 Redbreast Sunfish counted.

    Watagua Lake Redbreast Sunfish Counts Chart
    Redbreast

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  13. Largemouth Bass

  14. Largemouth Bass

    There is a 1.85% catch rate for Largemouth Bass, based on 11 Largemouth Bass counted.

    Watagua Lake Largemouth Bass Counts Chart
    Largemouth

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  15. Brook Trout

  16. Brook Trout

    There is a 1.34% catch rate for Brook Trout, based on 8 Brook Trout counted.

    Watagua Lake Brook Trout Counts Chart
    Brook

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  17. Bluegill

  18. Bluegill

    There is a 1.01% catch rate for Bluegill, based on 6 Bluegill counted.

    Watagua Lake Bluegill Counts Chart
    Bluegill

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  19. Longear Sunfish

  20. Longear Sunfish

    There is a 0.5% catch rate for Longear Sunfish, based on 3 Longear Sunfish counted.

    Watagua Lake Longear Sunfish Counts Chart
    Longear

    ENLARGE WATAGUA LAKE LONGEAR SUNFISH COUNTS CHART


Recommendations above based on 16 species of fish and 595 fish counted for June 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: 6/13/2024 1:09:53 AM

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

  1. Watauga Fish Attractor


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  5. 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
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  3. Elk Creek Outfitters
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  4. Trophy Water Guide Service


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Top Watagua Lake Marinas

  1. Fish Springs Marina


  2. Lakeshore Marina


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