Chickamauga lake Tennessee fishing reports from TWRA creel clerks and the information is located at Huntfishbuddy
Chickamauga Lake Fishing Report: 16 Oct 2014
Reservoir Conditions: Summer normal elevation: 682.0 feet. Winter normal elevation: 676.0 feet. Current elevation: 681.4 feet. The water surface temperature is 70 degrees.
Largemouth Bass: Some schooling fish are being caught. Bass are being caught along flats in the spotted and matted grass. Plastic frogs, spinnerbaits and buzz baits are the mo…st used lures.
Smallmouth Bass: A few tailwater smallies are being caught along the riprap and humps. Jigs and crankbaits are the most used lures.
Crappie: Crappie anglers are catching a lot of crappie. Most crappie are being caught on the lower end of the lake. Blowdowns, sunken brush, ledges, and docks are the more consistent areas. Some river bluff crappie are being caught. Jigs or minnows are being used.
Striped bass: More fish were caught this past week than in previous weeks. Shad and some artificial lures such as jigs or spoons are being used.
Bluegill: Deeper docks, bluff walls, and the main river channel on the upper reservoir are areas where anglers are using worms to catch a lot of bluegill with a small mixture of shellcrackers. .
Catfish: Several catfish are being caught by anglers drifting the main channel. Various baits are being used. Shad, bluegill, and chicken parts are among the baits being used.
29 Sept 2014
Chickamauga:The current elevation is 681.3 feet. Last week the elevation was 681.6 feet. This is lower summer elevation. The trend is now for the lake to head to lower levels. Water temperature is in the upper 70’s.
Bass:Fair. Most anglers are not catching fish. A weekend tournament with over 100 boats came out of Dayton Boat Dock and the Friday, Saturday total averaged just over 15 pounds per day. Flipping into the grass mats or casting rats and frogs across the same are the techniques that are being used. Big water flats are the best area.
Crappie:Slow. Blowdowns on steep banks and docks are being targeted with minnows or jigs.
Bluegill:Good. Most drifters in the upper reservoir main channel are catching a lot of bluegill. Several shellcrackers are in the mix. Crickets and worms are the bait.
Catfish: Good. Meaty baits are being used. Drifting the main channel should be the target area.
Striped Bass:Slow for most anglers. Those that are catching a few are using shad for bait.