Chickamauga

 

 

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

 

Chickamauga Lake Fishing Report:    19 April 2017

Chickamauga Reservoir

Reservoir Conditions: Summer normal elevation: 682.0 feet. Winter normal elevation: 676.0 feet. Current elevation: 680.7 feet. The water surface temperature is over 70 degrees in the later part of the day.

Largemouth Bass: Many bass are bedding. Plastic worms, spinnerbaits, lipless lures, and topwater baits are the best baits. Some heavy fish are being caught.

Smallmouth Bass: Upper reservoir and lower reservoir anglers are catching a few fish. Jigs or crankbaits are good lure choices.

Crappie: Shallow fish are being caught. Some fish are spawning, others have spawned. Jigs or minnows are being used. Trolling, tight lining, and fishing under a float are all techniques being used.

Striped bass: No observations.

Bluegill: Many bluegills are bedding. Crickets or worms are better than other baits.

Sauger/Walleye: No observations.

Catfish: Some catfish are being caught along the river banks and also shallow in the sloughs. The meaty bait of your choice can be used.

 

 

 

 

12 April 2017

Chickamauga Reservoir

Reservoir Conditions: Summer normal elevation: 682.0 feet. Winter normal elevation: 676.0 feet. Current elevation: 680.84 feet. The water surface temperature is 70 degrees in the shallows in the afternoon.

Largemouth Bass: Several bass are being caught with some quality fish in the mix. Casting lipless lures, spinnerbaits and even a few top water baits are being used. The more productive bait may be plastic worms rigged various ways.

Smallmouth Bass: Jigs or crankbaits used on the upper and lower reservoir will offer the greater opportunity of catching a smallmouth bass. Creek banks in the lower reservoir and river banks in the upper reservoir are the better places. The fish seem to be between 4 and 10 feet deep.

Crappie: Most anglers are targeting sloughs. Many anglers are trolling jigs in 4 to 6 feet of water. Some anglers are using minnows or jigs under floaters in some cases even more shallow than previously mentioned. Many crappies are being caught.

Striped bass: No observations or reports.

Bluegill/Shellcracker: Bluegills are being caught while using worms in the large creeks along flats and in the sloughs. Crappie trollers are catching several fish while using jigs.

Catfish: Some river fish are being caught. Several anglers are catching fish in the sloughs. Meaty baits are better.

White Bass: Bass anglers are catching white bass while using jigs or crankbaits in the tailwaters.