Chickamauga lake Tennessee fishing reports from TWRA creel clerks and the information is located at Huntfishbuddy
Chickamauga Lake Fishing Report: 20 Sept 2017
Reservoir Conditions: Summer normal elevation: 682.0 feet. Winter normal elevation: 676.0 feet. Current elevation at time of report: 681.34 feet. The water surface temperature is 69 degrees.
Crappie: Good. Docks with depth in the sloughs or main lake can be located with crappie underneath. Open water brush piles located in 10 to 15 feet of water are target points. Jigs or minnows are good bait choices.
Smallmouth Bass: Fair. Crankbaits cast along the banks on the upper end of the lake is a technique that is being used.
Largemouth Bass: Fair. Most anglers are not catching many fish. There are a few anglers that are. Some open water ledge fish are being caught. A few fish are being caught in the shallow water of large bays. Some schooling fish are being found. Crankbaits, plastic worms and topwater lures are being used according to the area being targeted.
Striped bass: Good. Fish the tailwater with shad.
Bluegill/Shellcracker: Great. Most fish were caught while using crickets or worms around river bluffs.
Catfish: Good. Current was needed for the better fishing. Use meaty baits.
13 Sept 2017
Reservoir Conditions: Summer normal elevation: 682.0 feet. Winter normal elevation: 676.0 feet. Current elevation: 681.97 feet. The water surface temperature is 77.
Largemouth Bass: Good. River ledges are holding fish. Grass beds that are located near the deeper water are also holding fish. Use plastic worms, topwater lures, and crankbaits. Some heavy fish are being caught.
Smallmouth Bass: Fair. Tailwater anglers and lower lake anglers are catching a few smallmouths around the deeper banks while using crankbaits. One angler reported catching a couple of good fish early while using a topwater bait.
Crappie: Good. Deep docks, brush piles in deeper open bays, and lighted locations at night are all areas favorable for locating crappie. Use minnows or jigs.
Striped bass: Good. Tailwater anglers are using shad, large jigs or swimbaits.
Bluegill: Good. Use worms or crickets around rocky banks.
Catfish: Good. River drifters are catching plenty of catfish. Use meaty baits.