Chickamauga lake Tennessee fishing reports from TWRA creel clerks and the information is located at Huntfishbuddy
Chickamauga Lake Fishing Report: 28 Oct 2014
Chickamauga Reservoir: Reservoir Conditions: Summer normal elevation: 682.0 feet. Winter normal elevation: 676.0 feet. Current elevation: 679.1 feet. The water surface temperature is in the mid 60’s to upper 60’s depending on time of day and location.
Largemouth Bass: Grass mats and weedless topwater lures such as rats is the most popular pattern. Some think the shallowest water is best and others think that a ten foot edge along the grass is what is needed.
Smallmouth Bass: Upper reservoir anglers are catching just a few while using crankbaits near humps and along the riprap banks.
Crappie: Minnows, jigs are being used along select bluff walls. Docks are also popular. River banks are the most popular.
Striped bass: Shad, jigs, and swimbaits are being used to catch stripers. Some days have been good and other days there has not been many fish caught.
Bluegill: Bluff walls and upper lake river channels are being fished by anglers using worms to catch many fish. Docks are also popular locations to find bluegill.
Catfish: Meaty baits are being used in the river reservoir wide to catch a lot of fish.
23 Oct 2014
Chickamauga Reservoir: Reservoir Conditions: Summer normal elevation: 682.0 feet. Winter normal elevation: 676.0 feet. Current elevation: 681.0 feet. The water surface temperature is 62 degrees.
Largemouth Bass: Grass mats and grass edges along large flats seem to be better than other areas. Frogs, buzzbaits, plastic worms and spinnerbaits are being used.
Smallmouth Bass: Tailwater anglers are catching a few along the riprap banks and humps.
Crappie: Bluffwalls and docks are the top visited locations by crappie anglers. Jigs are being used by most anglers.
Striped Bass: Shad is the best bait. Jigs, swimbaits, and spoons are also being used in the tailwaters. Some days are better than others.
Bluegill: Many are being caught around docks, near bluffs and in open water while drifting in the upper reservoir. Worms are the better bait.
Catfish: Bait selection normally determines the odds of catching a big fish. Shad is the best bait. Several are being caught while drifting in the main channel.