Chickamauga lake Tennessee fishing reports from TWRA creel clerks and the information is located at Huntfishbuddy
Chickamauga Lake Fishing Report: 09 Sept 2014
Chickamauga: Slightly higher elevation than mid normal elevation. Water temperature is in the low 80’s.
Bass: Fair. Most anglers are struggling. As always a few anglers are catching some good stringers. Large water matted grass is the most popular type of area. Plastic worms and topwater weedless baits used across the surface of the grass is the technique.
Crappie: Fair. Mostly night anglers using minnows near lights are catching a few.
Bluegill: Good. Most drifters in the upper reservoir main channel are catching a lot of bluegill. Several shellcrackers are in the mix. Crickets and worms are the bait.
Catfish: Meaty baits used in the main channel is a combination that is being used by anglers to catch a lot of catfish. The bigger the bait, the greater the reward.
Striped bass: Shad used in the tailwaters are being used by a few anglers to catch a lot of fish at times.
02 Sept. 2014
Chickamauga Reservoir: Reservoir Conditions: Summer normal elevation: 682.0 feet. Winter normal elevation: 676.0 feet. Current elevation: 682.5 feet. The water surface temperature is 83 degrees.
Largemouth Bass:Fair. The number of anglers and caught fish are lower. Rats and plastic worms used in the grass along the bigger water is the best technique.
Smallmouth Bass: Just a few are being caught. The tailwater is the best place. Jigs or crank baits will are the best baits.
Crappie:Fair. Docks during the day and lights at night are the areas to locate while using jigs or minnows.
Striped bass:Good. The tailwater area is the place. Shad, jigs, and spoons are the enticers needed. Some days the numbers caught are high.
Bluegill: Great.Drifters in the main channel of the upper reservoir are catching a lot of fish while using worms or crickets.
Catfish:Good. A lot of fish are being caught while drifting the main channel with meaty baits from various sources. Most anglers are catching smaller fish.