Chickamauga lake Tennessee fishing reports from TWRA creel clerks and the information is located at Huntfishbuddy
Chickamauga Lake Fishing Report: 20 June 2016
Reservoir Conditions: Summer normal elevation: 682.0 feet. Winter normal elevation: 676.0 feet. Current elevation: 681.8 feet. The water surface temperature is 83 degrees. Slow to no current is making it tough to catch fish for all species.
Largemouth Bass: Plastic worms and large spoons are being used to catch a few fish. The river banks are being fished more often than other areas. Fishing is slow for most anglers.
Smallmouth Bass: Most fish are being caught close to dam. Not many fish are being caught.
Crappie: Some fish were caught during the week by anglers pitching jigs around docks.
Striped bass: A few fish are being caught near cold water sources and close to the tailwater. Swimbaits or shad are being used for bait.
Bluegill: Crickets or worms are being used around steep rocky banks. Several bluegills are being caught.
Sauger/Walleye: Not many fish are being caught. An occasional fish is being caught while trolling crankbaits near the dam.
Catfish: Meaty baits are being used in the river. Fishing for catfish has been terrible.
13 June 2016
Reservoir Conditions: Summer normal elevation: 682.0 feet. Winter normal elevation: 676.0 feet. Current elevation: 682.1 feet. The water surface temperature is 82 degrees.
Largemouth Bass: A few anglers are catching some fish on shallow ledges near the main channel. Lack of current is a problem for the popular deeper ledges. Plastic worms and swimbaits are the favorite lures for many.
Smallmouth Bass: Some smallmouth bass are being caught near the dam. Spoons and jigs are being used by several anglers.
Crappie: Jigs used around deep docks is the best pattern for locating and catching crappie. Secondary and primary locations are being targeted.
Striped bass: Some fish are being caught in the tailwater below Watts Bar Dam. Shad or swimbaits are being used. Slow to no current is making striper fishing difficult.
Bluegill: Anglers should use crickets or worms around rocky river bluffs to maximize their catches.
Sauger/Walleye: A few fish are being caught in the upper reservoir by anglers trolling crankbaits.
Catfish: Meaty baits and the main channel is the combination for catching catfish. Several big catfish are being caught. Lack of current is a problem.