Chickamauga

 

 

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

 

Chickamauga Lake Fishing Report:    26 July 2017

Chickamauga Reservoir

Reservoir Conditions: Summer normal elevation: 682.0 feet. Winter normal elevation: 676.0 feet. Current elevation at time of report: 682.58 feet. The water surface temperature is in the mid 80’s.

Crappie: Fish docks with jigs, fish under lights at night on steep banks, or fish above trees or brush 20 feet deep on steep banks while using jigs or minnows.

Smallmouth Bass: More smallmouths are being caught below Watts Bar Dam than other locations. Fishing during the late or early hours will increase the odds of catching fish. Crankbaits are being used more often than the alternatives.

Largemouth Bass: Humps, points, and main lake ledges are targets when the current is flowing. Crankbaits, swimbaits, and plastic worms are being used. Some bass are being caught around the grass on flats located adjacent to the main channel.

Striped bass: Fish the tailwater with swimbaits or jigs.

Bluegill/Shellcracker: Most fish are being caught while using crickets or worms around river bluffs.

Catfish: Current is needed. Drift the main channel. Use meaty baits.

Walleye: Reports of walleye being caught in the upper end of the reservoir while trolling crank baits. Also some walleye being caught along rocky points around the mid to lower end of the reservoir while using crank baits. Some of the better success has been reported late in the evening and after dark.

 

 

 

 

19 July 2017

Chickamauga Reservoir

Reservoir Conditions: Summer normal elevation: 682.0 feet. Winter normal elevation: 676.0 feet. Current elevation at time of report: 682.58 feet. The water surface temperature is in the mid 80’s.

Crappie: Fish docks with jigs, fish under lights at night on steep banks, or fish above trees or brush 20 feet deep on steep banks while using jigs or minnows.

Smallmouth Bass: More smallmouths are being caught below Watts Bar Dam than other locations. Fishing during the late or early hours will increase the odds of catching fish. Crankbaits are being used more often than the alternatives.

Largemouth Bass: Humps, points, and main lake ledges are targets when the current is flowing. Crankbaits, swimbaits, and plastic worms are being used. Some bass are being caught around the grass on flats located adjacent to the main channel.

Striped bass: Fish the tailwater with swimbaits or jigs.

Bluegill/Shellcracker: Most fish are being caught while using crickets or worms around river bluffs.

Catfish: Current is needed. Drift the main channel. Use meaty baits.

 

 

 

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