Chickamauga Lake

Current Temperature:
54°

Est Water Temperature:
Not Available - To Low (What's This)

Barometric Pressure:
30.17 (High)

Wind Speed:
South-East at 03 Knots (3 MPH)

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Chickamauga Lake
National Pro Reports

Saratoga Lake, NY
2014-04-19
Its been a long winter but the ice have finally come off of the lake. So I hooked up the boat and headed to the lake today got there around 10am and headed to the west side of the lake. The wind was b... [more]

-John Ernst

Old Hickory Lake, TN
2014-04-19
This report is for 04/08/2014-04/18/2014. Sorry for the delay I have been extremely busy on the water and haven%u2019t had a chance to sit down and write.
The numbers of boats on the water have ... [more]

-Ian Huey

Skiatook Lake, OK
2014-04-18
The spring time Hybrid bite is in full swing. Recent trips have produced good boxes of fish up to 8 pounds. The water temps are up to 58 degrees and the fish are very active. I had a trip there today ... [more]

-Steve Carroll

Lake Minnetonka, MN
2014-04-16
We are getting close to fishing lake minnetonka with open water. We are now past lake minnetonkas average ice out, with most channels open and the remaining ice being honey comb throughout. With a f... [more]

-Dan Jasper

Lake Guntersville, AL
2014-04-14
13 April 2014 Lake Guntersville %u2013 Really nice family joined me yesterday on Guntersville and after a slow first hour or so the guy%u2019s started putting them in the boat. Everyone caught fish ... [more]

-Jake (Mid South Bass Guide)

Tennessee Reports

Chickamauga Lake General Information
Welcome to FishingNotes.com 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. Vital fishing information for Chickamauga Lake, including mean water temperature and moon phase. 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!
State:
Tennessee

County:
Bradley

Inpoundment Type:
Reservoir

Surface Area (acres):
0

Lake Management:
State Park

Latitude:
35.365928

Longitude:
-84.984566

Water Clarity:
3-6 ft

Water Temp Factors:


Maximum Depth (ft):


Normal Elevation (ft):
0

Boat Access:
Paved Ramps

Boat Limits:
No Restrictions

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Chickamauga Lake Community Fishing Reports


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Chickamauga Lake Largemouth Bass Fishing

[ Largemouth Bass Info ]
Chickamauga Lake Largemouth Bass Rating:
   3.5/5
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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 going to be slow with the water temperature at 35 degrees. If you have a chance to get out on the water, you are going to have to fish deep and slow. Jig fishing and Plastic baits may be your best bet this time of year for largemouth bass. You may also try fishing some sinking jerk baits.
Chickamauga Lake Smallmouth Bass Fishing

[ Smallmouth Bass Info ]
Chickamauga Lake Smallmouth Bass Rating:
   2.7/5
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Chickamauga Lake Smallmouth Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
Smallmouth Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Smallmouth bass fishing is going to be slow with the water temperature at 35 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 Fishing

[ Crappie Info ]
Chickamauga Lake Crappie Rating:
   3.5/5
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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 fishing is sometimes at its best with the water temperature down this low. Crappie will be in large schools and follow the large shad schools around in extremely deep water. Find the deepest parts of your lake in old river channels and scan your graph for schooling shad. When you find the school, drop your plastics or live bait down to the bottom of the shad and get ready. Many crappie fishermen will be catching awesome numbers and size of fish this time of year. If you are brave enough to get out on the water this time when the water temperature is this cold, it can really pay off. Be careful out there, remember to boat safely. Never take any chances at these temperatures.
Chickamauga Lake Walleye Fishing

[ Walleye Info ]
Chickamauga Lake Walleye Rating:
   1.8/5
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Walleye Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Walleye function very well in the colder water temperatures. Try fishing some open flats and definitely use live bait when the water temperature is this low. Plastics with scent added will also produce results, but nothing beats live bait for walleye.
Chickamauga Lake Catfish Fishing

[ Catfish Info ]
Chickamauga Lake Catfish Rating:
   4.4/5
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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 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

[ Spotted Bass Info ]
Chickamauga Lake Spotted Bass Rating:
   3.6/5
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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 Fishing

[ White Bass Info ]
Chickamauga Lake White Bass Rating:
   3.8/5
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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 Fishing

[ Striped Bass Info ]
Chickamauga Lake Striped Bass Rating:
   4/5
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Chickamauga Lake Solar and Lunar Conditions
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.
Sunrise:
07:02 EST

Moon Phase:

% Illuminated
Days to Full

Sunset:
20:14 EST







Chickamauga Lake Links
State Department of Wildlife and Parks
http://www.state.tn.us/twra  

State Fishing Licensee
http://www.wildlifelicense.com/tn  

State Parks
http://www.state.tn.us/environment/parks...  

State Fishing Records
http://www.state.tn.us/twra/fish/FishRec...  

State Fishing Information
http://www.state.tn.us/twra/06fishgd_web...