Chickamauga

 

 

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

 

Chickamauga Lake Fishing Report:  26 July 2016

Chickamauga Reservoir

Reservoir Conditions: Summer normal elevation: 682.0 feet. Winter normal elevation: 676.0 feet. Current elevation: 682.1 feet. The water surface temperature is 85 degrees.

Largemouth Bass: A lot of bass are being caught. Some big stringers are being caught. Most anglers are using plastic worms, spinnerbaits, and topwater lures. Topwater is better early and late. Grass edges near open water should be the target areas.

Smallmouth Bass: A few reports of upper reservoir smallmouth being caught by anglers targeting other species while using live bait.

Crappie: Some dock pitchers are catching fish while using jigs. Night anglers are catching fish while using minnows or jigs under a light source.

Striped bass: Shad, jigs, swimbaits, and topwater baits are being used to catch fish. The number of fish being caught is greater than the previous week.

Bluegill: Worms or crickets are being used by anglers along steep banks in the river to catch a lot of fish.

Catfish: River drifters are catching several fish when the current is flowing. The size of fish being caught is mixed.

 

 

 

 

20 July 2016

Chickamauga Reservoir

Reservoir Conditions: Summer normal elevation: 682.0 feet. Winter normal elevation: 676.0 feet. Current elevation: 682.1 feet. The water surface temperature is 85 degrees.

Largemouth Bass: Most bass are being caught in the large water areas near grass. Plastic worms are the best bait.

Smallmouth Bass: Tailwater anglers are catching more fish than other anglers. Most fish are caught by anglers targeting other species.

Crappie: Dock pitchers are catching a few while using jigs. Minnows are being used at night under the lights.

Striped bass: Some stripers are being caught in the tailwaters while using shad for bait. Lack of current is the problem.

Bluegill: Deep rocky banks on the main channel and worms are the combination needed for catching a lot of bluegills.

Catfish: Most anglers are not catching many fish due to slow to no current.

White Bass: Topwater action can be found in most areas of the lake. A lot of fish are being caught. Be at the right place at the right time.