Chickamauga

 

 

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

 

Chickamauga Lake Fishing Report:      24 May 2017

Chickamauga Reservoir

Reservoir Conditions: Summer normal elevation: 682.0 feet. Winter normal elevation: 676.0 feet. Current elevation: 682.14 feet. The water surface temperature is 76 degrees.

Largemouth Bass: Most bass are being caught 6 to 12 feet deep. Shaky head worms and crankbaits are being used most often. A lot of pressure is on the lake now. There is some difficulty finding parking on the weekends. Rural ramps are full with tournaments from out of town clubs and the bigger access areas are full with the bigger tournaments.

Smallmouth Bass: Jigs or crankbaits are being used. Most smallmouths are being caught in the tailwaters. Many smallmouths are moving to the banks to feed and returning to the ledges or humps.

Crappie: Most crappies are in post-spawn locations. Many crappies are being caught 6 to 12 feet deep while using minnows or jigs for bait. Target blowdowns, docks, or submerged brush.

Striped bass: A few tailwater fish are being caught while using shad or swimbaits.

Bluegill/Shellcrackers: Look for isolated shallow pockets and use worms or crickets.

Sauger/Walleye: No reports or observations.

Catfish: Fish near rocky banks in the river or deep sloughs. Use meaty baits.

 

 

 

 

16 May 2017

Chickamauga Reservoir

Reservoir Conditions: Summer normal elevation: 682.0 feet. Winter normal elevation: 676.0 feet. Current elevation: 682.26 feet. The water surface temperature is 70 degrees.

Largemouth Bass: Shallow fish can be caught around weeds. Some fish can be caught in post-spawn locations around ledges, points, humps or hydrilla beds. Plastic worms, crankbaits, and spinnerbaits are being used most often.

Smallmouth Bass: Most smallmouth bass can be caught along the banks in the upper reservoir. Crankbaits or jigs are being used. An occasional smallmouth is also being caught on the lower reservoir mainly along the river or main creek banks.

Crappie: Most crappies are in post-spawn locations. Concentrate on stumps, brush, blowdowns, or docks in transition areas. Target depth should be 6 to 12 feet deep. Use jigs or minnows while tightlining or using floats. Some Hiwassee River anglers are catching good numbers around brush on shallow river banks.

Striped bass: A few tailwater fish are being caught while using shad or swimbaits.

Bluegill/Shellcrackers: Look for isolated shallow pockets and use worms or crickets.

Sauger/Walleye: No reports or observations.

Catfish: Use meaty baits while fishing near sloping rocky banks on the river or in the sloughs.