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


Chickamauga Lake Fishing Report:  24 Nov 2014

Chickamauga Reservoir: Reservoir Conditions: Summer normal elevation: 682.0 feet. Winter normal elevation: 676.0 feet. Current elevation: 676.8 feet. The water surface temperature is in the 50’s.

Largemouth Bass: A lot of bass are being caught in water depths less than 10 feet. The rig is a productive bait now.

Smallmouth Bass: Upper reservoir anglers are catching fish on jigs around the banks and rip-rap.

Crappie: A lot of main channel crappie are being caught along the bluffs and docks. Minnows and jigs are being used.

Striped bass: Lower lake stripers are starting to be caught. Swimbaits are being used.

Bluegill: Many bluegill are being caught along sandy flats. Worms is the best bait.

Walleye: Several fish are being caught, most are short. Minnows and jigs are being used.

Catfish: Drifters are catching main lake fish with meaty baits.






20 Nov 2010

Chickamauga Reservoir:  Reservoir Conditions: Summer normal elevation: 682.0 feet.  Winter normal elevation: 676.0 feet.  Current elevation: 677.6 feet. The water surface temperature is 50 to 55 degrees.

Largemouth Bass:Good. Swimbaits, spoons, lipless lures are being used near shad. Some heavy weights are being caught. Lower lake is better.

Smallmouth Bass: Fair. Mostly tailwater. Crankbaits, jigs, dropshot rigs along the banks and drops.

Crappie:Good. Many are being caught around docks, drops, and lake brush piles. River fish tend to be more shallow and blacker than the lake fish. Jigs and minnows offer equal opportunities.

Striped bass:Fair to Good. Lower lake is starting to heat up. Look for shad in the large creeks and throw swimsuits, jigs, or spoons.

Bluegill: Great. Rocky banks in combination with worms will get you a few fish.

Sauger: Fair. Some reports of a few fish being caught with an occasional walleye in the mix. Jigs and crankbaits are being used for bait.

Catfish: Good. Main channel drifters using the typical baits are catching small to large fish.