Chickamauga lake Tennessee fishing reports from TWRA creel clerks and the information is located at Huntfishbuddy
Chickamauga Lake Fishing Report: 26 April 2016
Reservoir Conditions: Summer normal elevation: 682.0 feet. Winter normal elevation: 676.0 feet. Current elevation: 680.3 feet. The water surface temperature is 72 degrees.
Largemouth Bass: Many fish are spawning. Several bass are being caught in shallow water. Most are smaller male bass. Plastic worms are being used by many anglers.
Smallmouth Bass: Upper reservoir anglers are catching a few fish. Jigs and crankbaits are being used.
Crappie: Jigs and/or minnows are being used. Several fish are being caught. Many crappie have spawned and those fish have moved out into deeper water and can be caught around docks or holding tight in brush.
Striped bass: Low water flow because of dry conditions is making striper fishing difficult. Only a few are being caught while using shad.
Bluegill: Many fish are being caught while using worms or minnows in shallow water.
Sauger/Walleye: Most fish are being caught while trolling crankbaits. Only a few anglers are in the area because of crappie and bass interests in other areas of the lake.
Catfish: Catfish anglers are catching a few fish in the river and in the creeks while using meaty baits.
18 April 2016
Reservoir Conditions: Summer normal elevation: 682.0 feet. Winter normal elevation: 676.0 feet. Current elevation: 738.8 feet. The water surface temperature is 70 degrees.
Largemouth Bass: Fishing has been slower for a few days. Several fish are being caught however and some of those being caught are double digit fish. Plastic worms, lipless lures, and spinnerbaits are always spring favorites. Shallow bays and sloughs are frequent target locations.
Smallmouth Bass: Upper reservoir anglers are casting the banks with crankbaits and jigs. A few fish are being caught.
Crappie: Some shallow water trolling fish are being caught by those using jigs. A lot of crappie have spawned and are moving to docks, blowdowns, and brush piles.
Striped bass: Tailwater anglers are catching a few striped bass. Low water flow has slowed the action some. Jigs or shad are the better bait.
Bluegill: Shallow water, crickets, and worms are a combination for bluegill that is producing good results.
Sauger/Walleye: More walleye than sauger are being caught while bouncing jigs along the bottom. Low water flow may be negatively affecting the catches.
Catfish: Meaty baits used in different places along the bottom are producing a few fish. Many catfish are in shallow water.