Chickamauga lake Tennessee fishing reports from TWRA creel clerks and the information is located at Huntfishbuddy
Chickamauga Lake Fishing Report: 27 April 2015
Chickamauga Reservoir: Reservoir Conditions: Summer normal elevation: 682.0 feet. Winter normal elevation: 676.0 feet. Current elevation: 682.2 feet. The water surface temperature is 65 degrees.
Largemouth Bass: Some anglers are catching several fish, but most are reporting that fishing is slow. Spinnerbaits, topwater lures, and plastic worms seem to be the best baits. Many fish are bedding.
Smallmouth Bass: Most anglers are reporting slow conditions.
Crappie: Shallow crappie are more difficult to find. Many are moving into deeper areas. Most seem to have already spawned. Jigs or minnows may be used.
Striped bass: Some recent tailwater anglers casting the rig while bass fishing caught many stripers.
Bluegill: Shallow water fishermen using worms or crickets are catching a lot of bluegill.
Catfish: River drifters are catching fish close to the bank. Many shallow water fishermen are catching catfish in the sloughs. Meaty baits are being used by everyone. Shad, nightcrawlers, and chicken parts are examples.
20 April 2015
Chickamauga Reservoir: Reservoir Conditions: Summer normal elevation: 682.0 feet. Winter normal elevation: 676.0 feet. Current elevation: 680.5 degrees. The water surface temperature is 72 degrees in some areas. Launching is becoming a difficult problem for local anglers especially on the weekends.
Largemouth Bass: A lot of bass are being caught. Most fish are shallow and many are bedding. Plastic worms, topwater lures, spinnerbaits, and jigs are lures that are being used often.
Smallmouth Bass: A few fish are being caught in the tailwaters. Jigs or crankbaits are the primary baits being used.
Crappie: Many shallow crappie are being caught. Many have spawned. Jigs or minnows are being used to catch crappie near brush or stumps.
Striped bass: Most fish are downstream and have not reached the tailwaters. Bass anglers are catching a few along the river banks.
Bluegill: Worms or crickets are being used in shallow water to catch a lot of bluegill. Some shellcrackers are being caught in the same area
Sauger / Walleye: Some anglers are catching a few while bouncing jigs along the bottom. Most anglers are fishing other species.
Catfish: Many shallow fish are being caught in the sloughs. Most of the baits associated with catfishing are being used.