Chickamauga lake Tennessee fishing reports from TWRA creel clerks and the information is located at Huntfishbuddy
Chickamauga Lake Fishing Report: 08 Feb 2016
Reservoir Conditions: Summer normal elevation: 682.0 feet. Winter normal elevation: 676.0 feet. Current elevation: 679.6 feet. The water surface temperature is 46 degrees.
Largemouth Bass: The number of fish being caught has not been great, but some large fish are being caught. Reports of at least 2 fish over 10 pounds being caught. Lipless lures, the “Rig”, and jigs are being used most often.
Smallmouth Bass: Tail water anglers are catching more fish than lower reservoir, but the number of fish being caught or reported has not been great. Crankbaits, jigs, and the “Rig” are the most used baits.
Crappie: Slower fishing for most. Limits were not common this past week. Minnows or jigs were being used in 8 to 20 feet of water. Most fish were suspended.
Striped bass: The spillways are open creating tricky conditions in the tail waters. Some striped bass are being caught there. Jigs and a few other baits are being used.
Bluegill: Bluff walls, creeks, and deeper flats are being targeted by worm fishermen for some decent catches.
Sauger/Walleye: Swift water is creating difficult conditions. Some anglers in the more tranquil areas are catching just a few fish along the bottom while using jigs.
Catfish: Drifters using meaty baits are catching some quality fish in the river along the bottom.
02 Feb 2016
Reservoir Conditions: Summer normal elevation: 682.0 feet. Winter normal elevation: 676.0 feet. Current elevation: 677.5 feet. The water surface temperature is 48 degrees.
Largemouth Bass:FAIR – 4 to 6 feet of water next to deep drop-offs is the target area. Jigs, lipless lures, and jerkbaits are being used most often. Some big fish are being caught, but the number of fish being caught is not great.
Smallmouth Bass: SLOW– Deeper water or tailwaters are targeted more frequently. Jigs or crankbaits are being used.
Crappie:GOOD – Open water drifters are catching more fish than other anglers. Most of these fish are suspended fish.
Striped bass:Most fish being caught are being caught by bass anglers. Many of those are casting the rig.
Bluegill: Good– Bank anglers fishing slow along the bottom with worms and small hooks are catching plenty of fish.
SaugerWalleye: Good -The spillways are open making conditions difficult to effectively present the bait or lure. Only a few fish are being caught.
Catfish: Good – Cut-bait is the bait of choice for many anglers. Some anglers are catching large fish. The number of fish being caught is not great. The river is the best area.