Chickamauga lake Tennessee fishing reports from TWRA creel clerks and the information is located at Huntfishbuddy
Chickamauga Lake Fishing Report: 28 Aug 2014
Chickamauga Reservoir: Reservoir Conditions: Summer normal elevation: 682.0 feet. Winter normal elevation: 676.0 feet. Current elevation: 682.0 feet. The water surface temperature is 84 degrees.
Largemouth Bass: Good. Some anglers would say fishing is good, many would disagree. Main lake grass edges while using plastic worms will be as good as any other pattern.
Smallmouth Bass: Slow. Only a few caught in the past week in the tailwaters.
Crappie: Fair. Just a few are fishing for crappie. Deep structure or select docks is the area and minnows or jigs is the bait.
Striped bass: Good. Tailwater anglers are catching several at times while using shad.
Bluegill: Many are being caught while drifting the main lake with worms. Upper reservoir seems to be better.
Catfish: Good. Many drifters are catching fish in the main channel while using a variety of meaty baits.
20 Aug 2014
Reservoir Conditions: Summer normal elevation: 682.0 feet. Winter normal elevation: 676.0 feet. Current elevation: 682.3 feet. The water surface temperature is 83 degrees in many areas.
Largemouth Bass: Some evening tournaments are being won along grass edges on the river. 20 plus pounds is winning some of these… tournaments. Plastic worms is thought to be the best bait. Most anglers reservoir wide are struggling.
Smallmouth Bass: Few caught in the previous week.
Crappie: Most crappie anglers were missing in the last week. No observations and no reports.
Striped bass: The number of interested anglers in recent days has been low. A party from North Carolina is catching some fish almost everyday they are there. Most fish being caught are under 20 pounds. Shad, jigs and spoons are being used for bait.
Bluegill: Many bluegill with a mix of shell crackers are being caught by those using worms or crickets in the main channel. Upper reservoir is the better area.
Sauger: A few sauger and walleye have been caught while trolling crankbaits. No observations but reliable sources confirm this. Tailwaters is the location.
Catfish: A lot of catfish reservoir wide are being caught. The size of fish caught is directly related to the bait being used. Any meaty concoction will work. Shad is better. Large baits catch fewer but larger fish.