Chickamauga lake Tennessee fishing reports from TWRA creel clerks and the information is located at Huntfishbuddy
Chickamauga Lake Fishing Report: 10 Jan 2018
Reservoir Conditions: Summer normal elevation: 682.0 feet. Winter normal elevation: 676.0 feet. Current elevation: 675.96 feet. The water surface temperature is 45 degrees in the main channel.
Largemouth Bass: Good. Several anglers are using Tennessee Rigs to catch fish on the main lake points or drops. Jerkbaits are also very good while the water is so cold. Some fish over 10 pounds are being caught.
Smallmouth Bass: Fair. Jigs or the rig are the best baits while fishing the main channel on the upper river or lower reservoir.
Crappie: Good. Fish deep around structure in the large creeks.
Striped bass: A few anglers caught some fish on the lower lake while chasing bass on deep ledges and using rigs.
White Bass: Slow. A few fish are being caught by anglers using spoons, jigs, or crankbaits. Mostly upper reservoir.
Bluegill/shellcracker: Good. Best area is the upper river in slow water bays off the river. Worms or small jigs are the better baits.
Catfish: Good. River drifters are catching catfish. Use meaty baits.
Walleye: Some fish are being caught in the main river in the tailwaters below Watts Bar Dam. Use jigs or shiners along the bottom.
03 Jan 2018
Same as Last week
27 Dec 2017
Reservoir Conditions: Summer normal elevation: 682.0 feet. Winter normal elevation: 676.0 feet. Current elevation: 676.73 feet. The water surface temperature is 48 degrees.
Largemouth Bass: Good. Tennessee rig and ledges on the main lake is the combination that is working.
Smallmouth Bass: Fair. A few fish are being caught on the upper and lower reservoir. Fish small profile plastics or jigs slow.
Crappie: Good. Use minnows or jigs in current diversion areas on the big water.
Striped bass: Fair. Look for shad on the lower end in the ditches and channels. Fish with a swimbait, spoon or crankbait. Same as last week.
Bluegill: Good. Small jigs or worms used on bluff walls or river ledges are the best technique.
Sauger/Walleye: Fair. Some tailwater anglers are catching a few fish while trolling crankbaits or casting jigs. Night fishing is better. Cooling water creates better fishing. Activity is increasing.
Catfish: Good. Use meaty baits in the main channel.