On October 26th the elevation of Chickamauga Lake was 678.98 and falling. The surface water temperature in the main lake is around 73 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 and grass beds. Brush, and docks 8to 15 ft of water. Tubes and minnows seem to be the best producers. Some good catches reported also around docks and bluff walls.
Bass: Largemouth fishing on Chickamauga Lake is fair. With very little grass to be found in mid lake areas, bass fishing is fair at best, extreme clear water makes this a challenge. Some top water action is reported as well as some frog fishing bites if you can find the grass. Bass fishing is good from 60 bridge up. lots of catches reported in the Dayton Boat Dock area of the lake.
Bluegill: Bluegill fishing is good grass beds 6 to 8 ft, of water using crickets.
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: Practice catch and release; get a photo and get her back in the water to be caught again.
Submitted by: Chattanooga Fishing Guides