Chickamauga Lake
Current Temperature:
Est Water Temperature:
53° (What's This)
Barometric Pressure:
30.04 (Rising)
Wind Speed:
North-East at 03 Knots (3 MPH)
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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):
With Chickamauga Lake at 53 degree water temperature largemouth bass fishing is getting ready to ramp up. The male bass will start moving up from deep water toward spawning coves and the big ones are right behind them. This is a great time to get out on the water and try hitting some deeper primary and secondary points. The female bass will start feeding at this water temperature in preparation for spawn. The male bass may be up shallow especially on sunny afternoons. Fishing sunny spawning grounds that are receiving the warm spring time sun is a great way to get a few largemouth bass in the boat.
Chickamauga Lake Smallmouth Bass Rating:
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Smallmouth Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
With the water temperature at 53 degrees smallmouth bass fishing is ready to heat up for spring. The bass will be starting to move into their spawning area. Smallmouth bass will generally spawn on rock and gravel bottoms that are protected from the elements. It's time to get fishing and look for staging bass in deeper water.
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 should be getting ready to spawn. Stay out in deeper water and look for schools. Schooling shad will be harder to find with this water temperature so when you find it, stay on it. Crappie schools will be breaking up quite a bit getting ready for the spawn. Also try fishing shallower with small crank baits and spinners on the warm banks with direct sunlight. This is a great time to be on the water.
Chickamauga Lake Walleye Rating:
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Walleye Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
The walleye spawn is in full swing now. With Walleye spawning grounds generally on gravel and rocky bottoms and preferring clean water. Try throwing reaction type baits up in the shallows. Rip-Rap, damns, rocky bottom points are perfect to hit. Try fishing some faster crank baits and spinners this time of year. As always fall back to the standard walleye fishing tactics, but it won?t hurt bringing out the bass gear in search for spawning walleyes. In this water temperature, always be safe on the water.
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 ready to heat up for spring. The bass will be starting to move into their spawning area. Spotted bass will generally spawn on rock and gravel bottoms that are protected from the elements. It?s time to get fishing and look for staging bass in deeper water.
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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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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