On January the 14th the elevation of Chickamauga Lake was 676.74 to fall a bit to 676.36. The surface water temperature in the main lake is around 44.2 degrees. (To check daily elevations and projected of Chickamauga Lake visit :(https://www.tva.com/Environment/Lake-Levels/Chickamauga)
Crappie: Crappie fishing is good on Chickamauga Lake. Crappie are being caught around structure Good choicer are.brush, docks, and bluff walls in 12 to 18 ft of water. Tubes and minnows seem to be the best producers. Some good catches reported also around bluff walls.
Bass: Largemouth fishing on Chickamauga Lake is good .Bass fishing is good from 60 bridge up.Lots of catches reported in the Dayton Boat Dock area of the lake. Mid lake bass are being caught on rigs, jerk baits, swim baits spoons and shad rap crank baits around schools of shad. Most bass seem to be in the 12 to 18 ft range. Silver buddies are a good choice on colder days.
Bluegill: Bluegill fishing is only fair on river ledges out of strong current..
Catfish: Lots of Catfish are being caught in the mouth of larger bays and channel banks. Shad cut bait is producing good numbers of cats.
Fishing Tip: Slow your presentation down in the winter time for more strikes.
Submitted by: Chattanooga Fishing Guides