On March 4th the elevation of Chickamauga Lake was 676.04 to fall a bit to 675.41. The surface water temperature in the main lake is around 52.9 degrees. (To check daily elevations and projected of Chickamauga Lake visit :(https://www.tva.com/Environment/Lake-Levels/Chickamauga)
Crappie: Crappie fishing is fair 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 poor .Bass fishing is fair from 60 bridge up. Some of catches reported in the Dayton Boat Dock area of the lake. A few mid lake bass are being caught on rigs and rattle baits. Flood water,mud, falling water and fast current have slowed bass fishing but with some warm weather and stable water conditions fishing should bounce back in a few weeks. Fishing pressure is very high with only a small percent of angler catching anything.
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: Bass boat accidents are way up this year drive to stay alive and always wear your PFD.
Submitted by: Chattanooga Fishing Guides