Chickamauga Lake

Current Temperature:

Est Water Temperature:
59° (What's This)

Barometric Pressure:
30.21 (High)

Wind Speed:
North at 07 Knots (8 MPH)

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Chickamauga Lake General Information
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!


Inpoundment Type:

Surface Area (acres):

Lake Management:
State Park



Water Clarity:
3-6 ft

Water Temp Factors:

Maximum Depth (ft):

Normal Elevation (ft):

Boat Access:
Paved Ramps

Boat Limits:
No Restrictions

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Chickamauga Lake Community Fishing Reports
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 Fishing

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- fish current with drop off. fish slow and use large lizard
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Chickamauga Lake Smallmouth Bass Fishing

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Chickamauga Lake Crappie Fishing

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- Check the TVA schedule to see when they are pulling water. It definitely makes it tougher.
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Fall Fishing Tip provided by Guide Chatt Martin: One tactic is all you need. Trolling. Get a pink or black colored crankbait that gets down 8-12 feet (I like Bandit 200 and 300 series crankbaits), and put it 80-100 feet behind a boat and drive that boat around in 8-12 feet of water pretty slow. 1.2-1.8 miles per hour seems to be the blessed speed. You will catch crappies, and you'll be surprised how many. This is a great tactic when you don't have a fishfinder.
Chickamauga Lake Walleye Fishing

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Chickamauga Lake Catfish Fishing

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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 Fishing

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Chickamauga Lake White Bass Fishing

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- 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 Fishing

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Chickamauga Lake Solar and Lunar Conditions
Current Lunar Fishing Tip:
The full moon has just past. The gravitational pull is starting to decrease with the moon and sun being on opposite sides of the planet. Watch the peak fishing times and make sure you are on the water during that part of the day to take full advantage of today's solar/lunar peaks. It's always fun trying something new at the peak times to change things up a bit and test out the Lunar Theory each time you hit the water in close to full and full moon situations. Good luck you there.
08:31 EST

Moon Phase:

% Illuminated
Days to Full

18:24 EST

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