Here is the TWRA fishing report for June 27:
Center Hill: Fishing is fair. Water temperature is 90 degrees. Lake is stable. A few walleye are being caught while trolling nightcrawlers on flats in 17-to-20 feet of water. Bass fishing is fair at night with spinnerbaits and jigs on points in 10-to-20 feet of water.
Chickamauga: The lake is full, but down slightly from last week. The surface water temperature is in the mid eighties.
The striped bass are in the tailwaters. The bait isn't. (BYOB) Bring your ow
n bait. Catfish are being caught by those drifting in the main channel by those using meaty baits. Bluegill are being caught along rocky river areas, along the bottom in the upper river, and many are spawning. Crickets and worms are being used most often for bait. Bass anglers are catching a few on the summer patterns that include main lake points and humps. Lack of current has created conditions unfavorable for normal summer patterns. Many anglers are resorting to fishing the banks and flats adjacent to the main lake. Several bass are being caught on crankbaits and plastic worms. The big bass bite has been hard to get. Two pounders are plentiful. Crappie are being caught while using jigs or minnows around docks or secondary ditches near main lake water.
Cordell Hull: Fishing is slow. Water temperature is 91 in Granville; lake is stable. A few bass are being caught on crankbaits on the main lake on flats around stump growth in 5-to-12 feet of water. A few walleye are being caught near Celina in 17-to-24 feet of water in the main river channel.
Dale Hollow: Fishing is fair. Water temperature is 84 degrees. Lake is beginning to fall. Walleye fishing is fair while trolling nightcrawlers in 18-to-22 feet of water in the flats. Bass fishing is fair at night on spinnerbaits and jigs on points In 10-to-20 feet of water. A few trout are being caught near the dam while fishing at night under the lights in 40 feet of water.
Nickkajack: The lake surface water temperature is in the eighties. Some crappie are being caught in deep shady areas or near current diversions. Minnows or jigs can be used to catch crappie. Catfish drifting in the main channel has produced a few heavyweights. Meaty baits and creations is the typical enticer that is used to target catfish. Bluegill are plentiful in the tailwaters and around rocky areas in the lake. Crickets and worms are the normal bait most choose to entice bluegill. Redbreast sunfish are being caught often near the Riverpark. Bass are being caught while casting various lures along river flats around grassy areas.
Watts Bar: The lake is full and the surface temperature is in the mid eighties. The bass anglers are catching a few on summer patterns which include humps, points and ledges in deep secondary and main lake areas. Crankbaits, jigging spoons, and plastic worms are the primary weapons that are being used. Striped bass are being caught in the tailwaters below all dams. Shad is the best bait. Umbrella rigs, swimbaits, and spoons are the alternative for those that choose artificial lures. Catfish are being caught by river drifters while using all the baits generally used for catfish. Most bluegill are being caught along main lake rocky areas. Lack of current is currently the problem.