Watts Bar Lake is one of the south's largest lakes with over 700 miles of shoreline. Watts Bar Lake is the largest lake in Tennessee River System and begins below Fort Loudon Dam in Lenoir City near Knoxville and runs 72 miles to the Watts Bar Dam near Spring City. The Clinch River flows into the Tennessee River in Kingston. Located between Knoxville and Chattanooga Watts Bar is home of much recreation including swimming, skiing, camping, hiking, hunting, and sports fishing. The Tennessee Valley Authority regulates the water level which ranges from winter pool (for flood control) at 735 feet above sea level to summer pool of 740 to 741 feet. Summer pool begins around April 15 and run until November 15. The lake is fed by many tributaries including the Clinch and Emory Rivers and Caney Ford and White’s Creek. Several large islands are located along the river including Long Island near Kingston, Sand Island between Meigs and Rhea County and Thief Neck (in Roane County) the largest island in the Tennessee River System.
Sports fishing is good year around.
Many Marinas are located along the Lake.
Come fish with us on Watts Bar.
About Fishing on the Tennessee from the Tennessee Valley Authority: http://www.tva.com/environment/water/sportfish.htm#29
About Watts Bar from Roane Tourism: http://www.roanetourism.com/about/watts_bar.html