Chickamauga lake Tennessee fishing reports from TWRA creel clerks and the information is located at Huntfishbuddy
Chickamauga Lake Fishing Report: 24 March 2015
Chickamauga Reservoir: Reservoir Conditions: Summer normal elevation: 682.0 feet. Winter normal elevation: 676.0 feet. Current elevation: 678.2 feet. The water surface temperature is in the 60’s in many areas.
Largemouth Bass: Several large fish still being caught. One 5 fish limit tournament took 37 to 38 pounds to win. At least 1 bass was caught this past week over 12 pounds. Fish shallow water and areas adjacent to the same. Lipless lures are a good pick.
Smallmouth Bass: Not as many were caught compared to previous weeks.
Crappie: Minnows or jigs in creek channels that lead into shallow water is a pattern being used. Creek openings are also holding a lot of fish. Large numbers of fish are being caught. Troll, troll, troll.
Striped bass: Bass anglers casting the rig along the large water areas in pursuit of the largemouth bass are occasionally hooking up.
Bluegill: Most crappie anglers are catching a few. Jigs or minnows are being used for bait.
Sauger: No reports.
Catfish: River drifters are catching several fish on a variety of baits typically associated with catfishing.
16 March 2015
Chickamauga Reservoir: Reservoir Conditions: Summer normal elevation: 682.0 feet. Winter normal elevation: 676.0 feet. Current elevation: 677.8 feet. The water surface temperature is 52 to 56 degrees.
Largemouth Bass: Good. Some big fish are being caught. The shallows are coming to life. Lipless lures are good.
Smallmouth Bass: Chunky rock banks near the deeper water while using jigs or crank baits on the lower end and along the banks on the extreme upper reservoir.
Crappie: Some shallow water crappie are starting to be caught. Most of these are being caught in open water while trolling. The deeper water leading into the shallows in the large creeks probably is the better area for catching numbers. Jigs or minnows can be used.
Striped bass: Some stripers are being caught by bass anglers. Most are being caught on the river.
Bluegill: Bank anglers are catching a few bluegill while using worms.
Sauger/Walleye: No observations.
Catfish: Shad or other meaty baits used in the main channel by drifters are catching several fish and some big fish.