Chickamauga

 

 

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

 

Chickamauga Lake Fishing Report:  02 Dec 2016

Chickamauga Reservoir

Reservoir Conditions: Summer normal elevation: 682.0 feet. Winter normal elevation: 676.0 feet. Current elevation: 676.7 feet. The water surface temperature is 55 degrees.

Largemouth Bass: Most bass are being caught around scattered grass patches while using small swim baits, crankbaits and buzzbaits. Some anglers are catching a lot of fish. Most of the bass being caught are 2 and 3 pound fish.

Smallmouth Bass: Rocky river banks on the upper and lower reservoir are targets. Crankbaits are being used more often than other baits.

Crappie: Blowdowns in the creeks and along the deeper banks in the sloughs are targets for those seeking crappie. Gradual or abrupt ledges leading into shallow coves are another type of area holding crappie. Minnows or jigs are being used for bait.

Striped bass: Some tailwater fish are being caught. Some fish are moving into downstream sloughs in areas where shad are located.

Bluegill: Worms or crickets can be used in many areas to catch fish. Docks, rocky banks and flats are just a few of these areas.

Sauger/Walleye: Some anglers are reporting a few fish being caught. Most anglers reporting catching some of these fish are using crankbaits in the tailwater.

Catfish: Current is necessary for a productive day. Use meaty baits.

 

 

 

 

22 Nov 2016

Chickamauga Reservoir

Reservoir Conditions: Summer normal elevation: 682.0 feet. Winter normal elevation: 676.0 feet. Current elevation: 677.0 feet. The water surface temperature is 63 degrees.

Largemouth Bass: Most big fish are being caught deep in the grass while using frogs. Sloughs and river flats offer equal opportunities for the elusive trophy bass. Schoolers are being caught at times while using lipless lures.

Smallmouth Bass: Lower and upper reservoir anglers are occasionally catching a few fish. Upper reservoir anglers are casting the banks with crankbaits and lower reservoir anglers are using topwater lures around bluffs.

Crappie: Most crappies are being caught around blowdowns resting in 8 to 12 feet of water by anglers dunking minnows.

Striped bass: The move downstream is occurring. Some tailwater fish are being caught. Use shad for the bigger fish.

Bluegill: Worms or crickets are being used around rocky banks and in the river current diversion areas.

Sauger/Walleye: A few reports of a few fish being caught, emphasis on few. No observations. Those that reported a few fish were fishing near arrival point while using minnows along the bottom.

Catfish: Shad is the best bait. Many anglers use other baits. Current is a plus. Fishing is good.