Chickamauga lake Tennessee fishing reports from TWRA creel clerks and the information is located at Huntfishbuddy
Chickamauga Lake Fishing Report: 02 March 2015
Chickamauga Reservoir: Reservoir Conditions: Summer normal elevation: 682.0 feet. Winter normal elevation: 676.0 feet. Current elevation: 677.1 feet. The water surface temperature is 44 degrees in many areas.
Largemouth Bass: Fishing is good. Jerkbaits, swimbaits, the “Rig”, and jigs are the baits that are being used most often. Most bass are in deeper areas. Look for baitfish and cast in that general area.
Smallmouth Bass: Float-N-Fly in the river and deeper rocky areas near the river is the best pattern for catching smallmouth. Lower and upper reservoir are the areas to target.
Crappie: Some huge crappie are being caught. Many are full of eggs. Minnows and/or jigs used in various areas of the river and the large water secondary areas should be the areas of interest. Current generally will allow for a shallower bite.
Striped bass: Some bass anglers are catching a few rockfish while using the “Rig”.
Bluegill: Most bluegill are being caught by those targeting crappie.
Sauger/Walleye: Interested anglers in recent days have been limited by the weather and icy ramps.
Catfish: A few anglers are catching a few fish. River drifting with meaty baits used along the bottom will be the combination that will provide the greatest results.
23 Feb 2013
Chickamauga: A few anglers ventured out on Sunday. Most sloughs were covered in ice. Cold weather prevented anglers from going to the lake for the most part during the past week. A lot of fishing shows were watched.
19 Feb 2015
Chickamauga Reservoir: Reservoir Conditions: Summer normal elevation: 682.0 feet. Winter normal elevation: 676.0 feet. Current elevation: 676.5 feet. The water surface temperature is 42 degrees. The number of anglers on the reservoir is lower than normal.
Largemouth Bass: The “Tennessee Rig” used in various locations near deep water is a pattern being used by most. Jerkbaits are being used by many that refuse to use the “Rig”. Some big bass continue to be caught.
Smallmouth Bass: Main lake locations upper reservoir and lower reservoir by anglers using “The Rig” around points and bluff walls are catching a few smallmouth bass.
Crappie: Several crappie are being caught in various river locations and large secondary areas. Docks, brush, weeds, rock walls and ledges in these areas are the locations and minnows or jigs are the baits.
Striped bass: Some bass anglers are catching a few.
Bluegill: Some bluegill are being caught while fishing in many areas. Worms are being used most often. Creek mouths on the upper reservoir are popular targets.
Sauger/Walleye: A few are being caught on the upper reservoir while using jigs along the bottom.
Catfish: Drifters are catching fish while using favorite baits which vary according to each angler.