Chickamauga lake Tennessee fishing reports from TWRA creel clerks and the information is located at Huntfishbuddy
Chickamauga Lake Fishing Report: 20 Sept 2016
Reservoir Conditions: Summer normal elevation: 682.0 feet. Winter normal elevation: 676.0 feet. Current elevation: 681.5 feet. The water surface temperature is 85 degrees.
Largemouth Bass: Most fish are suspended over ledges. A few fish are being caught in the grass mats while using frogs. Slow fishing reported by many anglers.
Smallmouth Bass: No observations or reports.
Crappie: Night anglers are reporting catching a few fish while fishing under lights and using minnows for bait.
Striped Bass: Only a few anglers are catching a few fish. Shad is the best bait.
Bluegill: Upper river drifters are catching bluegill 25 to 30 feet deep while using worms or crickets.
Catfish: Current is needed or required to catch enough fish to talk about. Everyone has a favorite area or bait. The baits are mostly meaty. Some anglers use soap, cheese, or artificial catfish baits. Shad is always the better bait, skipjack is the king.
13 Sept 2016
Reservoir Conditions: Summer normal elevation: 682.0 feet. Winter normal elevation: 676.0 feet. Current elevation: 681.9 feet. The water surface temperature is 85 degrees.
Largemouth Bass: Grass lines along main lake flats are where most anglers are finding fish. Frogs and plastic worms are being used by many anglers.
Smallmouth Bass: A few smallmouths are being caught in the tailwater area. Other species are being targeted most of the time. Live bait and jigs are the baits being used.
Crappie: Minnows or jigs are being used around docks to catch crappies on the deeper banks. Some good numbers can be caught.
Striped bass: Shad and the tailwater area below Watts Bar Dam is the combination that anglers are using to catch some nice stripers. The number of fish being caught is not great and fishing has not been consistent.
Bluegill: Fish around docks or bluff walls with worms or crickets. Some bluegills are being caught 20 to 30 feet deep in the upper river channel bends.
Catfish: Use shad or your favorite meaty bait during times of current to catch fish in the main channel. Some days are good with good size fish being caught.