Center Hill Lake is a reservoir in the U.S. state of Tennessee. It is located in Middle Tennessee near Smithville. Created by means of a dam constructed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in 1948, the lake had a dual purpose: electricity production and flood control. Center Hill Dam is 260 ft (79 m) high, and it is composed of concrete and earth structures, with 8 gates that are 50 ft (15 m) wide each. The lake, which is 64 miles (103 km) long, covers an area of 18,220 acres (73.7 km2). Center Hill Lake has a storage capacity of 762,000 acre feet (940,000,000 m˛) of water. The lake has approximately 415 mi (668 km) of shoreline, with the deepest point at 190 ft (58 m). The water shed area for the lake is 2,174 square miles (5,631 km˛). The lake is well-known for water recreation and fishing.
Smallmouth bass bite is best in the creeks and the mouths of the creeks. Try swim baits, spinners and jigs. Largemouth are striking crank and spinner baits.
Smallmouth bass bite is very good on top water baits in shallow water and also in the creeks. Crappie are biting minnows. Bluegill are being caught on night-crawlers in 5-8 feet of water.
Fishing is fair. Water temperature is 66 degrees; lake is rising. Bass fishing is fair on floating worms and jigs while fishing shallow cover in the creeks. Crappie fishing is slow with a few fish being caught in the laydowns in 5 feet of water. A few walleye are being caught near Pates Ford while trolling in 15 feet of water.
Fishing is good. Water temperature is 61degrees; lake is fairly stable. Several bass are being caught on jerkbaits, topwater baits and spinnerbaits while fishing in 2-to-10 feet of water. A few crappie are being caught near docks while fishing minnows in 5-to-10 feet of water. Walleye fishing is fair above Pates Ford while trolling cranksbaits in 10-to-15 feet of water.
Smallmouth bass bite is decent on jigs and jerk baits in shallow water.
from The Tennessean
Some smallmouth bass are being caught on jigs, crank baits and spinners. Crappie bite is best on jigs. Spotted bass bite has improved on jerk baits.
Water temperature is 51 degrees; lake is rising. Several bass are being caught on jerkbaits, crankbaits, and jigs in 5-to-15 feet of water in the creeks. Crappie fishing is slow with a few being caught in sunken brush in 10 feet of water on minnows. Walleye fishing has been good near Webbs Camp on jigs in 20 feet of water.
Smallmouth bass bite has dropped off a bit, but some are still being caught on jigs and cranks in 15-20 feet of water.
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