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


Chickamauga Lake Fishing Report:  02 Feb 2016

Chickamauga Reservoir:

Reservoir Conditions: Summer normal elevation: 682.0 feet.  Winter normal elevation: 676.0 feet.  Current elevation: 677.5 feet. The water surface temperature is 48 degrees.

Largemouth Bass:FAIR – 4 to 6 feet of water next to deep drop-offs is the target area. Jigs, lipless lures, and jerkbaits are being used most often. Some big fish are being caught, but the number of fish being caught is not great.

Smallmouth Bass: SLOWDeeper water or tailwaters are targeted more frequently. Jigs or crankbaits are being used.

Crappie:GOOD – Open water drifters are catching more fish than other anglers. Most of these fish are suspended fish.

Striped bass:Most fish being caught are being caught by bass anglers. Many of those are casting the rig.

Bluegill: GoodBank anglers fishing slow along the bottom with worms and small hooks are catching plenty of fish.

SaugerWalleye: Good -The spillways are open making conditions difficult to effectively present the bait or lure. Only a few fish are being caught.

Catfish: Good Cut-bait is the bait of choice for many anglers. Some anglers are catching large fish. The number of fish being caught is not great. The river is the best area.


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26 Jan 2016

Chickamauga Reservoir:
Reservoir Conditions: Summer normal elevation: 682.0 feet. Winter normal elevation: 676.0 feet. Current elevation: 679.96 feet. The water surface temperature is 42 to 46 degrees.

Largemouth Bass: Slow. The number of anglers on the water has been low. Jerkbaits work better than most lures. River ledges near flats has been the target areas.

Smallmouth Bass: Slow. Few reports and no observations.

Crappie: Good. Few anglers have caught several fish. Fish near some wood in 6 to 15 feet of water. Jigs have been used more than minnows.

Striped bass: Slow. Mid lake and upper reservoir anglers have caught a few striped bass. Jigs and crankbaits have been used most often.

Bluegill: Jig anglers have caught several bluegill while crappie fishing. Most are being caught in the large creeks.

Sauger/Walleye: Slow. More walleye than sauger are being caught.

Catfish: Fair. Meaty baits are being used in the river. Some heavy weights have been caught by just a few anglers.