Chickamauga

 

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

 

Chickamauga Lake Fishing Report:      14 April 2014

Chickamauga Reservoir:

Reservoir Conditions:
Summer normal elevation: 682.0 feet.
Winter normal elevation: 676.0 feet.
Current elevation: 681.4 feet.
The water surface temperature is 62 degrees.

Largemouth Bass: Mid-lake anglers are not catching many fish. Lower lake anglers are catching a few fish. The “Tennessee Rig” and lipless lures being used in 6 feet of water seems to be the better pattern.

Smallmouth Bass: A few fish are being caught while using crank baits around rocky river banks and deeper secondary banks.

Spotted Bass: Smaller baits and rocky secondary water is the best pattern.

Crappie: Use minnows or jigs around brush in sloughs. The action is slower than normal.

Striped bass: Upper reservoir anglers are catching a few while using live bait.

Bluegill: Most bluegill are being caught by crappie anglers in 5 to 10 feet of water.

Catfish: Drifters are catching catfish in the river and sloughs while using meaty baits.

 

 

 

 

08 April 2014

Chickamauga Reservoir Fishing Report:
Reservoir Conditions
:
Summer normal elevation: 682.0 feet.
Winter normal elevation: 676.0 feet.
Current elevation: 680.5 feet.
The water surface temperature is 58 to 68 degrees depending on the time of day and location.

Largemouth Bass: Most anglers are not catching a lot of fish. A big fish is being caught at times. Some shallow fish are being caught, but most are being found along drops near large flats.  Lipless lures are being used most often.  A few spawning fish have been observed.

Smallmouth Bass: Lower and upper reservoir anglers are catching a few. Jigs and crank baits are being used along bluff banks on the lower end while humps and channel banks on the upper end are being fished.

Crappie: A lot of shallow fish are being caught by trollers, tight liners and minnow fishermen. Limits are being caught by many.

Striped bass: Some tailwater fish are being caught by live bait anglers.

Bluegill: Smaller bluegill are in the very shallow water and the larger fish are in 5 foot of water or deeper.  Crappie anglers are catching some good bluegill.

Catfish: Rain will cause a few catfish to head up into the creeks. The creeks with moving water are areas where catfish are being caught. River drifters are also catching plenty of catfish. Shad is the best bait.