Chickamauga lake Tennessee fishing reports from TWRA creel clerks and the information is located at Huntfishbuddy
Chickamauga Lake Fishing Report: 29 July 2014
Chickamauga Reservoir: Reservoir Conditions: Summer normal elevation: 682.0 feet. Winter normal elevation: 676.0 feet. Current elevation: 682.4 feet. The water surface temperature is in the low 80’s during the day and in the upper 70’s early in the day and in the tailwaters.
Largemouth Bass: Main channel areas or places adjacent to the same. Fish grass edges and open water structure with plastic worms, crankbaits, spoons and jigs.
Smallmouth Bass: Some upper reservoir and lower lake fish are being caught. Jigs and crankbaits are being used most often.
Crappie: Most are being caught at night near light while using minnows, “Roostertails”, and jigs.
Striped bass: Tailwater and cool water outlets are areas where fish are being caught. Shad, jigs, and some topwater fish are being caught. Smaller numbers of fish being caught than the previous week.
Bluegill: River shoal drifters are catching plenty while using crickets or worms.
Catfish: Plenty of catfish are being caught in many areas of the river on meaty baits.
23 July 2014
Chickamauga Reservoir: Reservoir Conditions: Summer normal elevation: 682.0 feet. Winter normal elevation: 676.0 feet. Current elevation: 682.2 feet. The water surface temperature is in the low 80’s.
Largemouth Bass: Deep humps, points and grass edges along the main channel …are popular areas. Some shallow water creeks are holding a few more fish than usual probably due to some rainy weather. Plastic worms, crankbaits and topwater lures are being used.
Smallmouth Bass: Tailwater anglers are catching a few on jigs, spoons, and crankbaits. A few banks downstream of Sequoyah are giving up a few smallmouth by those fishing small and slow.
Crappie: Mostly at night under the lights while using minnows. Some community dock holes made popular by social media are being fished with jigs.
Striped bass: Tailwater anglers are catching a few while using jigs and shad. Hit or miss.
Bluegill: Bluff walls lake wide and the main channel on the mid to upper reservoir. Use worms.
Walleye: Some reports of walleye being caught in the tailwaters while trolling crank baits.
Catfish: Main channel drifters are using meaty baits. Several fish are being caught.