Chickamauga lake Tennessee fishing reports from TWRA creel clerks and the information is located at Huntfishbuddy
Chickamauga Lake Fishing Report: 23 Oct 2014
Chickamauga Reservoir: Reservoir Conditions: Summer normal elevation: 682.0 feet. Winter normal elevation: 676.0 feet. Current elevation: 681.0 feet. The water surface temperature is 62 degrees.
Largemouth Bass: Grass mats and grass edges along large flats seem to be better than other areas. Frogs, buzzbaits, plastic worms and spinnerbaits are being used.
Smallmouth Bass: Tailwater anglers are catching a few along the riprap banks and humps.
Crappie: Bluffwalls and docks are the top visited locations by crappie anglers. Jigs are being used by most anglers.
Striped Bass: Shad is the best bait. Jigs, swimbaits, and spoons are also being used in the tailwaters. Some days are better than others.
Bluegill: Many are being caught around docks, near bluffs and in open water while drifting in the upper reservoir. Worms are the better bait.
Catfish: Bait selection normally determines the odds of catching a big fish. Shad is the best bait. Several are being caught while drifting in the main channel.
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.