Chickamauga lake Tennessee fishing reports from TWRA creel clerks and the information is located at Huntfishbuddy
Chickamauga Lake Fishing Report: 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.
17 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 85 degrees.
Largemouth Bass: Deep summer structure related bass and some shallow water bass are being caught. Topwater bites are occurring frequently during low light hours. Plastic worms and football jigs are being used in all areas.
Smallmouth Bass: Bluffs on the lower end and banks on the upper end in combination with crank baits and jigs. Some night fish are being caught also.
Walleye: Reports of tailwater fish coming on crankbaits. Slack water areas were targeted.
Crappie: Some day crappie are coming from community hole docks. Jigs are being used most often. Night light anglers are catching fish in the large secondary waters by dipping minnows.
Striped bass: Feast or famine. Some days none are caught. Other days numerous fish are caught on a variety of baits or lures. The best bait is a shad.
Bluegill: Upper reservoir river drifters are catching a lot of bluegill with just a few shellcrackers in the mix. Worms, crickets.
Catfish: A lot of catfish are being caught. Bigger and bulkier baits are catching larger and fewer fish while the smaller baits are catching numbers. An example of each would be a shad measuring 8 inches and a salad shrimp bought at Kroger.