Chickamauga lake Tennessee fishing reports from TWRA creel clerks and the information is located at Huntfishbuddy
Chickamauga Lake Fishing Report: 19 April 2017
Reservoir Conditions: Summer normal elevation: 682.0 feet. Winter normal elevation: 676.0 feet. Current elevation: 680.7 feet. The water surface temperature is over 70 degrees in the later part of the day.
Largemouth Bass: Many bass are bedding. Plastic worms, spinnerbaits, lipless lures, and topwater baits are the best baits. Some heavy fish are being caught.
Smallmouth Bass: Upper reservoir and lower reservoir anglers are catching a few fish. Jigs or crankbaits are good lure choices.
Crappie: Shallow fish are being caught. Some fish are spawning, others have spawned. Jigs or minnows are being used. Trolling, tight lining, and fishing under a float are all techniques being used.
Striped bass: No observations.
Bluegill: Many bluegills are bedding. Crickets or worms are better than other baits.
Sauger/Walleye: No observations.
Catfish: Some catfish are being caught along the river banks and also shallow in the sloughs. The meaty bait of your choice can be used.
12 April 2017
Reservoir Conditions: Summer normal elevation: 682.0 feet. Winter normal elevation: 676.0 feet. Current elevation: 680.84 feet. The water surface temperature is 70 degrees in the shallows in the afternoon.
Largemouth Bass: Several bass are being caught with some quality fish in the mix. Casting lipless lures, spinnerbaits and even a few top water baits are being used. The more productive bait may be plastic worms rigged various ways.
Smallmouth Bass: Jigs or crankbaits used on the upper and lower reservoir will offer the greater opportunity of catching a smallmouth bass. Creek banks in the lower reservoir and river banks in the upper reservoir are the better places. The fish seem to be between 4 and 10 feet deep.
Crappie: Most anglers are targeting sloughs. Many anglers are trolling jigs in 4 to 6 feet of water. Some anglers are using minnows or jigs under floaters in some cases even more shallow than previously mentioned. Many crappies are being caught.
Striped bass: No observations or reports.
Bluegill/Shellcracker: Bluegills are being caught while using worms in the large creeks along flats and in the sloughs. Crappie trollers are catching several fish while using jigs.
Catfish: Some river fish are being caught. Several anglers are catching fish in the sloughs. Meaty baits are better.
White Bass: Bass anglers are catching white bass while using jigs or crankbaits in the tailwaters.