Chickamauga

 

 

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

 

Chickamauga Lake Fishing Report:  09 Dec 2014

Chickamauga Reservoir: Reservoir Conditions: Summer normal elevation: 682.0 feet. Winter normal elevation: 676.0 feet. Current elevation: 677.1 feet. The water surface temperature is 49.9 degrees.

Largemouth Bass: Some bass are being caught around scattered grass. Lipless lures, spinnerbaits, jigs and some topwater baits are being used. Some bass are being caught shallow in the coves near shad minnows.

Smallmouth Bass: Upper reservoir humps, riprap banks, and the area adjacent to the dam are the better areas to fish. Crankbaits, jigs, and live bait are the choices being made to lure smallmouth.

Crappie: The crappie fishing is great. If you can’t catch crappie now, you probably can’t catch crappie. Bluff walls with current breaks in the river, select docks, and brush in the secondary creeks are the areas to target. Bluff and dock crappie tend to be black and shallower while the secondary fish tend to be white and deeper. Jigs and minnows are equal opportunity baits.

Striped bass: Live bait and swimbaits are being used in the lower end of the lake. At times shad will be pushed into the very shallow water and stripers will follow.

Bluegill: Fish flats in the creeks with worms.

Sauger: Sauger are scarce but walleye are showing up in good numbers. Most are short. Jigs and minnows are being used.

Catfish: Drifters are catching a lot of fish with meaty baits from various sources in selected areas at times.

 

 

 

 

 

02 Dec 2014

Chickamauga Reservoir: Reservoir Conditions: Summer normal elevation: 682.0 feet. Winter normal elevation: 676.0 feet. Current elevation: 676.7 feet. The water surface temperature is in the 50’s.

Largemouth Bass: Most bass are being caught on spinnerbaits, jerkbaits, and lipless crankbaits. The rig is popular among many anglers. Several fish are being caught and a few large fish are being caught. Shallow sloughs and flats near scattered grass are areas that many are concentrating on.

Smallmouth Bass: Tailwater anglers are catching some smallmouth while using spoons or jigs.

Crappie: Many crappie are being caught around docks with 8 to 15 feet of water underneath them. Some river bluff fish are being caught. use jigs or minnows.

Striped bass: Lower lake fish are being caught at times in shallow sloughs and in the creeks near shad minnows. Spoons and swimbaits are being used most often.

Bluegill: Several bluegill are being caught while using worms or small jigs along creek channel drops and deep flats.

Sauger and walleye: More walleye are being caught than sauger. Most walleye being caught are not legal size.

Catfish: Many catfish are being caught in several areas of the river. Meaty baits are being used. Shad is the ultimate bait.