Watts Bar Lake is one of the south's largest lakes,covering 39,000 acres at full pool with 771 miles of shoreline. 738 of those shoreline miles are located in Roane County. Watts Bar Lake lies between the Watts Bar Dam and Ft. Loudon Dam, with the maximum depth being approximately 70 feet near the dams. The Tennessee River, Clinch River and Emory River are tributaries to Watts Bar Lake. Largemouth and smallmouth bass are peak fishing April through June. Look for stripers, too, in this glassy, scenic waterway.
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