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


Chickamauga Lake Fishing Report:  20 Nov 2010

Chickamauga Reservoir:  Reservoir Conditions: Summer normal elevation: 682.0 feet.  Winter normal elevation: 676.0 feet.  Current elevation: 677.6 feet. The water surface temperature is 50 to 55 degrees.

Largemouth Bass:Good. Swimbaits, spoons, lipless lures are being used near shad. Some heavy weights are being caught. Lower lake is better.

Smallmouth Bass: Fair. Mostly tailwater. Crankbaits, jigs, dropshot rigs along the banks and drops.

Crappie:Good. Many are being caught around docks, drops, and lake brush piles. River fish tend to be more shallow and blacker than the lake fish. Jigs and minnows offer equal opportunities.

Striped bass:Fair to Good. Lower lake is starting to heat up. Look for shad in the large creeks and throw swimsuits, jigs, or spoons.

Bluegill: Great. Rocky banks in combination with worms will get you a few fish.

Sauger: Fair. Some reports of a few fish being caught with an occasional walleye in the mix. Jigs and crankbaits are being used for bait.

Catfish: Good. Main channel drifters using the typical baits are catching small to large fish.






12 Nov 2014

Chickamauga Reservoir: Reservoir Conditions: Summer normal elevation: 682.0 feet. Winter normal elevation: 676.0 feet. Current elevation: 677.9 feet. The water surface temperature is in the 50’s to 60’s depending depending on time of day and location.

Largemouth Bass: Good. Matted grass and clumps in 3 to 5 feet of water with frogs, buzzbaits, and plastic worms is the combination being used to catch bass.

Smallmouth Bass: Fair. Jigs, spoons, and some crankbaits, are being used to catch tailgate smallmouth around humps and along banks.

Crappie: Great. Jigs and minnows used around docks and bluff walls are the patterns being used.

Striped bass: Tailwater anglers are catching a few on shad or jigs. Stripers are moving downstream.

Bluegill: Bluff walls lake wide and the main channel on the mid to upper reservoir. Use worms.

Walleye and Sauger: Some reports of walleye and sauger being caught in the tailwaters while trolling crank baits.

Catfish: Main channel drifters are using meaty baits. Several fish are being caught.