Chickamauga lake Tennessee fishing reports from TWRA creel clerks and the information is located at www. huntfishbuddy.com
Chickamauga Lake Fishing Report: 04 Dec 2013
Reservoir Conditions: Summer normal elevation: 682.0 feet. Winter normal elevation: 676.0 feet. Current elevation: 677.5 feet. The water surface temperature is 54 degrees.
Largemouth Bass:Good – Shallow pockets near large secondary areas around secondary areas – spinnerbaits, lipless lures, topwater baits
Smallmouth Bass: Good – main lake bluffs on lower end – humps upper end in tailwaters – jigs, crankbaits
Spotted Bass: Good – river banks all areas – jigs, small crankbaits
Crappie:Good – creeks near blowdowns and grass, river bluffs – minnows and jigs
Striped bass:lower end – deep creeks and shallow pockets on lower end near shad – swimbaits, spoons
Bluegill: Good – deep creeks and river banks – small jigs, worms
Sauger: Fair – tailwaters – few being caught on large jigs along bottom on extreme upper end
Catfish: Good, live or cut bait and main lake in combination
25 Nov 2013
Summer normal elevation: 682.0 feet.
Winter normal elevation: 676.0 feet.
Current elevation: 677.6 feet.
The water surface temperature is 56 degrees.
Largemouth Bass: Good. Main lake flats around grass beds and shallow coves near shad. Topwater lures and spinnerbaits.
Smallmouth Bass: Fair. Jigs along channel banks on upper and lower reservoir.
Spotted Bass: Good. Main channel rocky banks on entire reservoir. Jigs or small crankbaits.
Crappie: Good. Blowdowns on steeper creek banks, docks, or submerged brush. Lower reservoir fish overall are deeper. Lower end target depth should start at 15 feet and adjust according to conditions. Jigs or minnows.
Striped bass: Good. Lower end in the coves and creeks near shad. Jigs, swimbaits and tailspinners.
Bluegill: Good. Worms on rocky river banks.
Sauger: Poor. Few reports of minimal catches while using jigs and/or minnows along the bottom in tailwater areas.
Catfish: Good reservoir wide. Main channel and chicken parts, bluegill or shad.