Chickamauga lake Tennessee fishing reports from TWRA creel clerks and the information is located at Huntfishbuddy
Chickamauga Lake Fishing Report: 23 Aug 2016
Reservoir Conditions: Summer normal elevation: 682.0 feet. Winter normal elevation: 676.0 feet. Current elevation: 682.2 feet. The water surface temperature is 85 degrees.
Largemouth Bass: A lot of bass are suspended making catching them difficult. Some topwater bass are being caught and occasionally an 8 or 9 pounder is caught.
Smallmouth Bass: Most of these fish are being caught near the tailwater while using live bait.
Crappie: Night anglers are using minnows under lights and those fishing in the daylight hours are catching most of their fish under docks while using minnows.
Striped bass: Shad are being used as bait to catch fish in the tailwater areas.
Bluegill: River channel bends in the mid to upper reservoirs and bluff areas in all the reservoir are holding bluegill. Worms or crickets are always good as bait.
Catfish: A lot of catfish are being caught in the tailwater area. Shad is always good.
17 Aug 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: Bass anglers are reporting smaller numbers of fish being caught. Grass edges are being fished with plastic worms and topwater lures.
Smallmouth Bass: Only an occasional fish is being caught according to many anglers. Most are tailwater fish. Jigs or spoons seem to offer the better opportunity.
Crappie: Night anglers are fishing under lights while using jigs or minnows. Daytime anglers are fishing deep water docks.
Striped bass: Striped bass are being caught while using shad in the tailwater.
Bluegill: Rock bluffs in the main channel are being fished with worms or crickets to catch a lot of fish.
White Bass: Some schooling fish are being caught in all areas of the lake. Spinner-type lures and topwater lures are being used.
Catfish: River drifters are catching fish on most meaty type baits. Shad is most always the better bait choice. Current is necessary for a fishing trip instead of a picnic.