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


Chickamauga Lake Fishing Report:  04 Sept 2015

Chickamauga Reservoir: Reservoir Conditions: Summer normal elevation: 682.0 feet. Winter normal elevation: 676.0 feet. Current elevation: 682.3 feet. The water surface temperature is 80 degrees.

Largemouth Bass: Fair. Some anglers are catching a few on buzzbaits in the early and late hours. Plastic worms, frogs, and spinnerbaits around the deeper grass is the type of water where most of the fish are being caught.

Smallmouth Bass: Slow. Upper reservoir is the best location. One angler recently caught a 19 inch smallmouth at the mouth of Sale Creek. Jigs and crankbaits are the better baits.

Crappie: Good. Dock shooters are catching more than other anglers with the exception of night anglers using lights. Minnows and jigs offer equal opportunities.

Striped bass: Good. Tailwater anglers using shad are catching a few good fish when the conditions are favorable.

Bluegill: Great. Many fish are being caught on various baits. Worms, crickets, and small jigs are the top 3 baits. Rock bluffs are always target areas.

Catfish: Drifters using meaty baits are catching many fish at times. The river is the best place and the current needs to be favorable.


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Chickamauga Reservoir: Reservoir Conditions: Summer normal elevation: 682.0 feet.  Winter normal elevation: 676.0 feet.  Current elevation: 682.9 feet. The water surface temperature is 82 degrees.

Largemouth Bass: Many anglers are not catching a lot of fish. A few big fish are being caught. Plastic worms are being used by many anglers. Some spots along the river are holding fish. Some fish are being caught in the deeper holes in the sloughs.

Smallmouth Bass: A few fish are being caught along the river banks around rocky points.

Crappie: Night anglers are catching a few crappie near lights while using jigs or minnows.
Some crappie are being caught around docks during the day.

Striped bass: Tailwater fishermen are catching some fish while using shad.

Bluegill: Worms used in the upper river along the bottom and around any deep rocky bank are combinations for catching bluegill.

Catfish: River drifters are catching several fish and big fish at times while drifting the main channel with a variety of baits. Current will increase the odds of a successful trip.

White Bass: Surface schoolers can be caught in several areas of the lake. Many of the larger creeks are  where anglers are catching fish. Upper reservoir river white bass are being caught in the breaks at times. Surface poppers are good baits.