Chickamauga lake Tennessee fishing reports from TWRA creel clerks and the information is located at Huntfishbuddy
Chickamauga Lake Fishing Report: 30 June 2015
Chickamauga Reservoir: Reservoir Conditions: Summer normal elevation: 682.0 feet. Winter normal elevation: 676.0 feet. Current elevation: 682.7 feet. The water surface temperature is 83 degrees.
Largemouth Bass: Many bass are being caught by some anglers. A tournament held on Saturday took 33.17 pounds. (Five fish averaging more than 6.5 pounds each). Deep humps, ledges, and grassy flats adjacent to the main lake are areas of interest. Swimbaits, plastic worms, spinnerbaits, and crankbaits, are the lures being used most often.
Smallmouth Bass: A few fish are being caught in the extreme upper reservoir. Crankbaits, swimbaits, and jigs are being used. Most anglers are catching smallmouth while targeting other species.
Crappie: A few anglers are catching crappie around docks, along bluff walls, and in submerged brush in the deep secondary waters.
Striped bass: A few are being caught in the tailwaters by those anglers using shad.
Bluegill: Humps and ledges are being targeted by anglers using crickets and worms. Some bluegill can be found spawning.
Catfish: River drifters are catching plenty of fish especially while the current is flowing. A variety of favorite baits can be found among those targeting catfish. The common denominator is they all resemble something meaty.
22 June 2015
Chickamauga Reservoir: Reservoir Conditions: Summer normal elevation: 682.0 feet. Winter normal elevation: 676.0 feet. Current elevation: 682.4 feet. The water surface temperature is 82 degrees.
Largemouth Bass: Deep ledges and river grass continue to be the better areas. Some big bass (several over 8 lbs.) continue to be caught. Various baits are being used. Spoons, swimbaits, and plastic worms are the most popular baits.
Smallmouth Bass: A few smallmouth are being caught while using jigs in the tailwaters.
Crappie: Not many anglers are targeting crappie. A few are being caught while fishing underneath lights. Minnows and jigs are being used.
Striped bass: The Upper Hiwassee River, the tailwaters, and a few other areas where cool water is prevalent are areas where anglers using shad, swimbaits, jigs and a few other lures are catching stripers.
Bluegill: Many bluegill are bedding and can be caught shallow. An equal number are deep and can be caught on river humps or shoals. Small jigs, worms and crickets can be used for bait.
Catfish: Favorable current and meaty baits is a combination that is working for anglers. Locate catfish in the main river channel.