Chickamauga

 

 

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

 

Chickamauga Lake Fishing Report:    22 March 2017

Chickamauga Reservoir

Reservoir Conditions: Summer normal elevation: 682.0 feet. Winter normal elevation: 676.0 feet. Current elevation: 678.69 feet. The water surface temperature is 55 degrees.

Largemouth Bass: Some big fish are being caught. The number of fish being caught is low. Jigs, lipless lures and spinnerbaits are being used.

Smallmouth Bass: Jigs and crankbaits are being used in the upper and lower reservoir. Upper reservoir anglers catch more smallmouth than other anglers. Not many fish are being caught.

Crappie: River and slough fish are being caught. Shallow water trollers and river tight liners are catching fish. Many anglers are searching for the larger numbers. Big crappies are being caught. Minnows and jigs offer equal opportunities.

Striped bass: No observations and only a couple of reports of fish being caught.

Bluegill/Shellcracker: Bluegills are not being targeted by many folks. Crappie anglers are catching several bluegills on jigs while trolling. Some upper reservoir anglers are catching shellcrackers in the cuts and still water areas. Worms and small jigs are being used.

Catfish: Catfish are being caught on a variety of meaty baits. Shad or skipjack are the better baits. Sloughs have a lot of catfish in them now.

 

 

 

 

15 March 2017

Chickamauga Reservoir

Reservoir Conditions: Summer normal elevation: 682.0 feet. Winter normal elevation: 676.0 feet. Current elevation: 680.16 feet. The water surface temperature is 57 degrees.

Largemouth Bass: Lipless lures are being used as often as any other bait. Jerkbaits and jigs are being used on the river banks. Lower reservoir anglers are catching more shallow fish than upper reservoir anglers. Fish are in transition.

Smallmouth Bass: Jigs are being used along the river banks in the upper and lower reservoir. Upper reservoir anglers catch more fish than other anglers. Some nice fish are being caught.

Crappie: River and slough fish can be caught. Shallow water trollers and river tight liners are catching fish. Some anglers are dipping minnows around blowdowns.

Striped bass: Bass anglers are catching a few fish on the river banks while casting a variety of lures.

Bluegill/Shellcracker: More shellcrackers are being caught upstream in the cuts and still water. Bluegills are being caught by crappie anglers. Jigs, worms and minnows are being used.

Catfish: Catfish are being caught on a variety of meaty baits. Shad or skipjack are the better baits. Sloughs have a lot of catfish in them now.