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


Chickamauga Lake Fishing Report:  18 Sept 2014

Chickamauga Reservoir: Reservoir Conditions: Summer normal elevation: 682.0 feet. Winter normal elevation: 676.0 feet. Current elevation: 682.4 feet. The water surface temperature is 82 degrees.

Largemouth Bass: Fair. Plastic worms and weedless topwater lures used near the grass mats is the combination being used most often.

Smallmouth Bass: Poor. Only a few are being caught and these are mainly tailwater fish. Jigs, spoons and crankbaits are doing the damage.

Crappie: Good. Some open water brush fish and dock related crappie are being caught. These targets are in 20 and 10 feet respectively. Minnows and jigs are equal opportunity offerings.

Striped bass: Good. Shad used in the tailwaters has resulted in good quantities more than quality. Most fish being caught are under 15 pounds.

Bluegill: Good. Upper river drifters and lower lake bluff anglers are catching bluegill while using crickets or worms.

Catfish: Good. Meaty baits from nearly any source used while drifting in the main channel will result in plentiful opportunities to catch catfish.






09 Sept 2014

Chickamauga: Slightly higher elevation than mid normal elevation. Water temperature is in the low 80’s.

Bass: Fair. Most anglers are struggling. As always a few anglers are catching some good stringers. Large water matted grass is the most popular type of area. Plastic worms and topwater weedless baits used across the surface of the grass is the technique.

Crappie: Fair. Mostly night anglers using minnows near lights are catching a few.

Bluegill: Good. Most drifters in the upper reservoir main channel are catching a lot of bluegill. Several shellcrackers are in the mix. Crickets and worms are the bait.

Catfish: Meaty baits used in the main channel is a combination that is being used by anglers to catch a lot of catfish. The bigger the bait, the greater the reward.

Striped bass: Shad used in the tailwaters are being used by a few anglers to catch a lot of fish at times.