Chickamauga lake Tennessee fishing reports from TWRA creel clerks and the information is located at Huntfishbuddy
Chickamauga Lake Fishing Report: 20 Aug 2014
Reservoir Conditions: Summer normal elevation: 682.0 feet. Winter normal elevation: 676.0 feet. Current elevation: 682.3 feet. The water surface temperature is 83 degrees in many areas.
Largemouth Bass: Some evening tournaments are being won along grass edges on the river. 20 plus pounds is winning some of these… tournaments. Plastic worms is thought to be the best bait. Most anglers reservoir wide are struggling.
Smallmouth Bass: Few caught in the previous week.
Crappie: Most crappie anglers were missing in the last week. No observations and no reports.
Striped bass: The number of interested anglers in recent days has been low. A party from North Carolina is catching some fish almost everyday they are there. Most fish being caught are under 20 pounds. Shad, jigs and spoons are being used for bait.
Bluegill: Many bluegill with a mix of shell crackers are being caught by those using worms or crickets in the main channel. Upper reservoir is the better area.
Sauger: A few sauger and walleye have been caught while trolling crankbaits. No observations but reliable sources confirm this. Tailwaters is the location.
Catfish: A lot of catfish reservoir wide are being caught. The size of fish caught is directly related to the bait being used. Any meaty concoction will work. Shad is better. Large baits catch fewer but larger fish.
12 Aug 2014
Chickamauga Reservoir: Reservoir Conditions: Summer normal elevation: 682.0 feet. Winter normal elevation: 676.0 feet. Current elevation: 682.5 feet. The water surface temperature is 83 degrees.
Largemouth Bass: Good. Over 20 pounds is winning most evening tournaments. Plastic worms and crankbaits are being used along the grass edges, humps, points, and ledges mostly in the primary areas.
Smallmouth Bass: Good. Upper reservoir anglers are catching a few mainly while targeting other species. Crankbaits, swim baits and jigs are the main lures being used.
Spotted Bass: Most are being caught while targeting largemouth.
Crappie: Good. Minnows or jigs used near lights at night, select docks and open water brush are the areas being targeted.
Striped bass: Good. Sporadic activity. Some days are better than others. Most caught fish are under 10 pounds
Bluegill: Good. River drifters especially in the upper end are catching a lot of fish while using worms. In the extreme upper end there is a heavy mix of shellcrackers.
Catfish: Good. Bigger catfish are not being caught as often this week, but a lot of smaller fish are being caught. Chicken parts, worms, shrimp, shad and other baits are being used.