Chickamauga lake Tennessee fishing reports from TWRA creel clerks and the information is located at Huntfishbuddy
Chickamauga Lake Fishing Report: 21 Oct 2016
Reservoir Conditions: Summer normal elevation: 682.0 feet. Winter normal elevation: 676.0 feet. Current elevation: 679.7 feet. The water surface temperature is 74 degrees.
Largemouth Bass: A few fish are being caught on topwater baits around the grass beds. Look for bait fish. Many anglers are finding few takers.
Smallmouth Bass: Slow.
Crappie: Jigs or minnows are being used around bluff walls and deep docks to catch crappie. Successful trips are starting to increase.
Striped bass: Shad is the better bait to use for the bigger fish. Some days are good with several fish being caught in the water below Watts Bar Dam.
Bluegill: Worms or crickets are being used around rocky steep banks, docks, and in the river channel bends of the upper reservoir.
Catfish: Meaty baits are being used to catch several catfish as long as the current is present.
14 Oct 2016
Reservoir Conditions: Summer normal elevation: 682.0 feet. Winter normal elevation: 676.0 feet. Current elevation: 680.5 feet. The water surface temperature is 77 degrees.
Largemouth Bass: Bass are being caught along the grass edges and in the grass mats. Frogs are being used in the mats and swimbaits are being used along the edges. The large river flats are being heavily fished. More anglers are fishing in the bays and sloughs than in previous weeks.
Smallmouth Bass: The only reports of fish being caught are in the tailwater area. Some fish are being caught on crankbaits and other lures. Most fish are being caught by striper anglers while using shad for bait.
Crappie: Dock pitchers are catching fish in the deeper areas. Jigs are being used by most for bait.
Striped bass: Shad is the bait of choice. Some days are better than others. The fishing seems to be getting better every day. There were a few stripers caught larger than 25 pounds this week.
Bluegill: Many bluegills are being caught in the upper river in the river bends. Crickets and worms are being used for bait. Boat docks and bluffs are also popular locations to catch bluegill.
Catfish: River drifters are catching fish when there is current. Meaty baits from various sources are being used.