November 22nd, 2013
On November 22nd the elevation of Chickamauga Lake was 677.34 feet and falling slowly. The surface water temperature in the main lake is around 56 degrees. (To check daily elevations and projected levels of Chickamauga Lake visit: (http://www.tva.com/river/lakeinfo/index.htm)
Crappie: Crappie fishing is good on Chickamauga Lake. Crappies are being caught in 8 to 25 ft. of water. Crappie tubes and minnows are catching good numbers of fish. Try old grass mats around points and pockets with floats and tubes.
Bass: Largemouth fishing on Chickamauga Lake is fair to good. Rig fishing is picking up and should get better with colder weather on the way. Most of the bass are being caught from 4 ft. to 16ft. of water on a variety of baits. Rock fishing is fair to good in the mid sections of the lake with reported catches in the Harrison Bay area on rigs. Bass and Rock fish are starting to follow schools of shad.
Bluegill: Bluegill fishing is good around structure and grass in 4 to 10ft. of water.
Catfish: Catfish are being caught in coves and bays as well as some main river action. Lots of blues were caught last week in the 18 to 22 ft. range on live shiners and cut baits.
Fishing Tip: It's time to breakout the rigs, spoons, and silver buddies for winter time action.
Submitted by: Chattanooga Fishing Guides