Chickamauga Lake
Current Temperature:
Est Water Temperature:
64° (What's This)
Barometric Pressure:
29.96 (Rising)
Wind Speed:
South-West at 07 Knots (8 MPH)
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Chickamauga Lake
Fish Species
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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):
Normal Elevation (ft):
Inpoundment Type:
Water Clarity:
3-6 ft
Boat Access:
Paved Ramps
Surface Area (acres):
Water Temp Factors:
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):
Largemouth bass fishing is in full spawn now the water temperature has climbed up to 64 degrees. The large female bass will be on the beds and holding tight. Spawning bass won't be feeding aggressively at this water temperature but they will be catchable. In addition, all bass don't spawn at the exact same time or water temperature. If you aren't a site fisherman, you should be able to find some larger females and male largemouth on the standard spring patterns. Female bass will really start to slow down on feeding so fishing is going to be slower for a few weeks until they move into active patterns again.
Chickamauga Lake Smallmouth Bass Rating:
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Smallmouth Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Smallmouth bass are generally their most active at 64. Baitfish are much more active in this water temperature and the smallmouth bass will be feeding aggressively throughout the day.
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):
The crappie spawn should be really heating up now. Crappie prefers to spawn on gravel bottom typically with brush and/or emergent vegetation for cover. If the lake is void of gravel bottoms, find the rocks or rip rap. Crappie will use the larger structure rocks for cover. Cast some small grub baits in the shallows looking for the spawning crappie. Good luck today!
Chickamauga Lake Walleye Rating:
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Walleye Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
This is the water temperature of choice for walleye. They are feeding well and moving in patterns that should be fairly easy to pick up and capitalize on today. Baitfish are not at the peak of activity but they will be in good supply in the deeper water. The lake is really turning on this time of year and the fish should be biting well.
Chickamauga Lake Catfish Rating:
Chickamauga Lake Catfish Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- 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 water temperature is climbing and the catfish will start becoming more active now. The catfish spawn is right around the corner and generally all catfish species will be looking to spawn. Blue catfish, flathead and channel catfish spawn in much the same areas. Mostly spawning in deep tree lay downs that have lots of shade, holes in the bank, sunken barrels and tires. With baitfish becoming active, it?s time to catch some small sunfish, bluegill, shad and frogs and getting the line in the water.
Chickamauga Lake Spotted Bass Rating:
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Spotted Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
In the 64 degrees range, spotted bass are generally their most active at this water temperature. Baitfish are much more active in this water temperature and the spotted bass will be feeding aggressively throughout the day.
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.
White Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Chickamauga Lake Striped Bass Rating:
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Striped Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):

Current Lunar Fishing Tip:

New Moon fishing can be at its best. The gravitational pull on the earth is at its peak when the moon and sun are rising and setting at the same time of day. This combination can generate extraordinary fishing opportunities especially if combined with perfect weather variances. The new moon may have the fish extremely aggressive and actively hunting for food. Try fishing a little faster today and with several different baits and techniques. When fish are more aggressive, its always fun to fish a little more aggressive. 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. Have a great day!


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20:44 EST

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