Area lake levels have started to fall, with current and predicted levels holding around the 358.8 ft mark. Flow rates have increased over the past weekend, with average flow rates between 40,000 – 50,000 cfs. Expect flow rates to reflect area rainfall, as TVA will try to maintain lake levels. Water temps remain in the mid to upper 80’s.
Bass continue to be found shallow, although some anglers have found some quality fish on the ledges. Bluegill and other sunfish are hanging around the banks, especially where mayflies are present. Crappie have mostly been scattered in nature, but some fishermen have found a few limits this past week. Best depths have been around the 15 ft mark while fishing minnows. Catfish have been mostly a morning bite, and by 9 am seem to quit bitting as well. Still most fish are being found along the main river ledge by fishermen using night-crawlers and chicken liver.
A few local hunter safety classes are taking place, with one being taught in a few weeks out at the shooting range off Septer Rd. To find a class and sign up, go to TWRA’S website; Tnwildlife.org and look under the hunter safety menu.