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. 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!
State:
Tennessee
Latitude:
35.365928
Maximum Depth (ft):
County:
Bradley
Longitude:
-84.984566
Normal Elevation (ft):
0
Inpoundment Type:
Lake
Water Clarity:
3-6 ft
Boat Access:
Paved Ramps
Surface Area (acres):
0
Water Temp Factors:
Boat Limits:
No Restrictions
Lake Management:
State Park
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Guest
2012-06-27
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
Guest
2012-03-12
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.
Guest
2011-05-20
Species: General
Fishing Rating: 1
Water Temperature:
caught 17 channel cats in 8-10 ft of water in about 3 hours using chicken liver
Guest
2011-05-08
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.
Guest
2010-05-07
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"
Guest
2010-02-19
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.
gene0122
2010-02-13
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.
gene0122
2009-10-22
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:
3.5
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 62 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:
3
Chickamauga Lake Smallmouth Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
Smallmouth Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
The smallmouth bass spawn is in full swing now. Fishing will become slower but won't turn off completely. If you are fishing for female bass go with plastics and really slow your presentation and stay around the spawning beds. You should be able to find some larger females and male bass on the standard spring patterns. Female bass will really start to slow down on feeding and the fishing is going to be slower for a few weeks until they move into active patterns again. Hit the water NOW, we can?t believe you are reading this and not fishing right now. GET OUT!!
Chickamauga Lake Crappie Rating:
3.5
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:
2
Chickamauga Lake Walleye Tips: [ Add Tip ]
Walleye Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
The walleye are coming off of the spawn now. Fish will be feeding very more aggressive making up for lost time eating during the spawn. Walleye will start moving back to their typical structure of choice and should be getting into the lake flats and deep structure. It?s time to hit the water. This may be the best water temperature to be on the water. There shouldn?t be too many fishermen on the water this early and there are many species that are hitting their prime water temperatures to be biting very well. Have fun today!
Chickamauga Lake Catfish Rating:
4.5
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:
3.5
Chickamauga Lake Spotted Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
Spotted Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
The spotted bass spawn is in full swing now. Fishing will become slower but won't turn off completely. If you are fishing for female bass go with plastics and really slow your presentation and stay around the spawning beds. You should be able to find some larger females and male bass on the standard spring patterns. Female bass will really start to slow down on feeding and the fishing is going to be slower for a few weeks until they move into active patterns again.
Chickamauga Lake White Bass Rating:
4
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:
4
Chickamauga Lake Striped Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
Striped Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):

Current Lunar Fishing Tip:

The crescent moon will have better gravitational pull than a gibbous or half moon. However the affects of the moons gravitational will be decreased since the sun and moon aren't pulling in conjunction with one another. It's time to pay close attention to the other fishing factors in the weather to make the best decision for hitting the water.

Sunrise:

06:46 EST

Sunset:

20:26 EST

Moon Phase:


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