Chickamauga Lake
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Est Water Temperature:
44° (What's This)
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Chickamauga Lake
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Welcome to Chickamauga Lake fishing report page. Here you will find all the information you need to make the best decisions for today's fishing. Current weather including air temperature, barometric pressure, wind speed and direction are continuously updated throughout the day. Chickamauga Lake water temperature is one of the vital statistics included on this page. We also include the moon phase as full and new moons are generally better fishing times. Help in choosing what time to hit the water with daily sunrise and sunset times plus moon rise and moon set times. We would love to hear how your fishing trip went, feel free to share your days success on the community report page. Good luck and we hope you catch a full bag today!
Maximum Depth (ft):
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Inpoundment Type:
Water Clarity:
3-6 ft
Boat Access:
Paved Ramps
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Boat Limits:
No Restrictions
Lake Management:
State Park
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Species: Largemouth Bass
Fishing Rating: 4
Water Temperature: 80
catching big fish late in the evenings on jigs fishing rip rap get some where, where there is current or wind pushing current in your favor
Species: General
Fishing Rating: 4
Water Temperature: 55
It was a great day out there on chick today! The wind was 15-30 mph out of the south and the largemouth bass were stacking up on structure and points. All the bass have been feeding and were very chunky.
Species: General
Fishing Rating: 1
Water Temperature:
caught 17 channel cats in 8-10 ft of water in about 3 hours using chicken liver
Species: General
Fishing Rating: 3
Water Temperature:
Spent the morning on the 2 'islands' near the marina at HBSP, caught several nice catfish and small panfish. Water was much lower than I have seen it since about February, visibility somewhere around 4 to 6 feet. Early in the AM there was a large amount of feeding activity on the surface of the water. Later on I could hear what I think was a cicada hatch and saw several gobbled up when they hit the water.
Species: General
Fishing Rating: 4
Water Temperature: 71
"April 22,2010 Had a tournment out of 58 bridge boat dock.Went a couple miles down river to this one spot and caught some good fish on jerkbait,sweet beaver,and a spinner bait.Ended up finishing 2nd with 3 fish limit of 13.09 winning weight was 14.01"
Species: General
Fishing Rating: 2
Water Temperature: 41
Water level back down along with the water temp. Fished 3 hours with no bites on a wide range of jigs and plastics in 14 - 22 foot.
Species: Crappie
Fishing Rating: 3
Water Temperature: 60
Crappie are holding tight to the wood. Minnows is the way to go now. Very few strikes came on artificials today.
Species: Crappie
Fishing Rating: 2
Water Temperature: 65
Crappie biting shad raps or grubs trolled along channel breaks about 10ft depth. Troll along main channel break offs. You may pick up a bonous large mouth bass or drum along these channel breaks. Where you can find wood will hold a few crappie.
Chickamauga Lake Largemouth Bass Rating:
Chickamauga Lake Largemouth Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- fish current with drop off. fish slow and use large lizard
Largemouth Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
With Chickamauga Lake at 44 degree water temperature this is a great time to get out on the water and try hitting some deeper primary and secondary points. Largemouth bass will be feeding at this water temperature but will be much harder to catch. On Sunny warm afternoons its a great time to throw a crank bait, jigs or slow roll a spinnerbait at 5-10 foot on sunny points and drops off of sunny flats. Largemouth Bass will move into warm water on warm sunny days.
Chickamauga Lake Smallmouth Bass Rating:
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Smallmouth Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Smallmouth bass fishing is going to be slow with the water temperature at 44 degrees. It's time to fish deep and slow. Try some deep primary points, drop offs, and old river channels with rocks. Jigs, plastics and deep jerk baits will be your best bet to boat a smallmouth.
Chickamauga Lake Crappie Rating:
Chickamauga Lake Crappie Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- Check the TVA schedule to see when they are pulling water. It definitely makes it tougher.
Crappie Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Crappie will just be starting their migrating runs from deep river channels toward major tributaries. They will suspend in open water and channels in deep water and cover on the break lines. Crappie will stage off primary and secondary points this time of year while they are getting ready for spawn. Make sure you don?t forget the river channels, especially with structure and sharp breaks in deep water. Some crappy will hang back in this area waiting to come up to the staging areas. Drifting and slow (REALLY SLOW) trolling with jigs and other artificials work great this time of year. Always look for baitfish schools and concentrate more time when you see the bait.
Chickamauga Lake Walleye Rating:
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Chickamauga Lake Catfish Rating:
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- catfish are hitting very aggresively right now. try back water throw under bridges using chicken breast the water temp is getting up there and the fish are everywhere. catfishing has been very good for me near the hours of 8-10 pm so i wpould get out there early and catch some blue gill and bass then throw out the big cAt stick around 8 pm. now is the time to go get out on the water and enjoy some big cats have fun everyone and most importantly .. good luck

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Catfish Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
The catfish family comprises of blue catfish, flathead catfish and channel catfish. Since catfish are warm water fish, they arenít going to be very active in this water temperature. They will still be feeding, but catfish will only be found very deep and feeding very slowly. Your best bet is give some of the more active fish species in your lake a shot until the cats are active again.
Chickamauga Lake Spotted Bass Rating:
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Spotted Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Spotted bass fishing is going to be slow with the water temperature down this low. It's time to fish deep and slow. Try some deep primary points, drop offs, and old river channels with rocks. Jigs, plastics and deep jerk baits will be your best bet to boat a Spotted.
Chickamauga Lake White Bass Rating:
Chickamauga Lake White Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- Try a Panther Martin in the tailwater below dam. Even on these hot days the fish will be more active around moving water.
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Chickamauga Lake Striped Bass Rating:
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Current Lunar Fishing Tip:

The affects of the moon on freshwater fish and game are at a minimum right now. There will be a new moon coming up here in a few days. The fisherman should never use this as an excuse to not get on the water. The affects of the moon can only enhance the outcome of a day's fishing not decrease potential catch for today. On days without the new or full moon, all other factors including weather, barometric pressure, wind and cloud cover will make up today's equation for success.


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