Chickamauga lake Tennessee fishing reports from TWRA creel clerks and the information is located at Huntfishbuddy


Chickamauga Lake Fishing Report:  27 July 2015

Chickamauga Reservoir: Reservoir Conditions: Summer normal elevation: 682.0 feet. Winter normal elevation: 676.0 feet. Current elevation: 682.6 feet. The water surface temperature is 85 degrees.

Largemouth Bass: Anglers are catching fish along grassy flats near the large water areas. Ledges, and humps in the big water are other areas that are receiving attention. Baits vary according to the area being fished. Some big fish are still being caught.

Smallmouth Bass: Most smallmouth are being caught in the tailwaters. Jigs, spoons, and crankbaits are being used.

Crappie: Bluff walls, deep brush and boat docks are being targeted in 10 to 18 feet of water by anglers using minnows or jigs. Several fish are being caught.

Striped bass: Tailwater anglers are catching a few fish while using shad.

Bluegill: Bluff walls in the river are being fished by those using worms or crickets.

White Bass: Surface action can be found all over the lake. Roostertails or small topwater baits are good choices.

Catfish: Drifters in the river are using any meaty bait to catch several fish. Shrimp was a good choice.


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20 July 2015

Chickamauga Reservoir:  Reservoir Conditions: Summer normal elevation: 682.0 feet.  Winter normal elevation: 676.0 feet.  Current elevation: 682.3 feet. The water surface temperature is 85 degrees in many areas.

Largemouth Bass: Fishing is good. Some deep structure bass are being caught as well as grass related fish. Lures used will match the water being fished. Spoons, spinnerbaits, jigs, buzzbaits, plastic worms and other lures are being used. An occasional big fish is being caught. Recent reports of a couple over 9 pounds being caught in recent days.

Smallmouth Bass: More smallmouth are being caught by those targeting stripers on the extreme upper reservoir. Some big smallmouth are being caught, but the number of smallies being caught is weak.

Crappie: Some anglers are bragging about the number and size of crappie being caught. Night lighters and dock pitchers are catching the most crappie. Jigs and minnows are being used equally at night and jigs rule the high light.

Striped bass: Heavy generation is making tailwater fishing difficult. Not many anglers are even trying. Skipjack have been thick around the bluff across from Sewee Creek. No anglers have been present in this area.

Bluegill: River drifters and anglers fishing near bluff walls are catching bluegill. Upper river drifters are catching several shellcrackers along with the bluegill.

Sauger/Walleye: No observations or reports.

Catfish: Many anglers are catching many catfish. Meaty baits are being used. Some anglers came from as far away as Florida, Illinois, and Maine to fish for Chickamauga catfish.