Chickamauga lake Tennessee fishing reports from TWRA creel clerks and the information is located at Huntfishbuddy
Chickamauga Lake Fishing Report: 26 Jan 2015
Chickamauga Reservoir: Reservoir Conditions: Summer normal elevation: 682.0 feet. Winter normal elevation: 676.0 feet. Current elevation: 677.3 feet. The water surface temperature is 46 degrees in many areas.
Largemouth Bass: The big fish continue to be caught. Most fish are being caught 15 feet deep and shallower. Points are a good starting place. Jerk baits, jigs, and lipless lures are being used. Some anglers are throwing the Tennessee Rig. Some fish weighing more than 10 pounds have been caught.
Smallmouth Bass: More than usual are being caught on the lower end. Most are being caught by those fishing the same patterns as mentioned in the largemouth report.
Crappie: Jigs or minnows are being used around bluffs, docks, and submerged brush. Most crappie are being caught around 10 feet deep.
Striped bass: Mid lake seems to be more active. A few striped bass are being caught by those casting the rig.
Bluegill: Flats adjacent to the main lake seem to be the better location. Use small jigs or worms in 10 feet of water.
Sauger and walleye: More reports than observations. Night fishing will improve the odds of catching fish on jigs or trolling crank baits close to the dam and downstream as far as Eaves Bluff. Most anglers seem to think most of these fish are still downstream.
Catfish: Meaty baits are being used by river drifters to catch a lot of fish.
21 Jan 2015
Chickamauga Reservoir: Reservoir Conditions: Summer normal elevation: 682.0 feet. Winter normal elevation: 676.0 feet. Current elevation: 677.2 feet. The water surface temperature is 48 degrees.
Largemouth Bass: Good. Anglers casting along river banks with the rig are having a few good days. Some large bay area fish are being caught while using jigs or the rig.
Smallmouth Bass: Good. More smallmouth than usual are being caught on the lower end and tailwater anglers are catching several also while using the rig or jigs. Main lake banks are better.
Crappie: Many crappie are being caught around some docks and in large secondary waters under baitfish. Jigs or minnows are equal opportunity.
Striped bass: Not many reports or observations.
Bluegill: Fish in deep creeks near the bottom while using small jigs or worms.
Sauger: Slow. Very few sauger and walleye are being caught.
Catfish: Good. Drifters are catching a lot of fish in the main channel while using meaty bait from various sources.