On April 5th the elevation of Chickamauga Lake was 680.22 and rising. The surface water temperature in the main lake is around 63 degrees. (To check daily elevations and projected levels of Chickamauga Lake visit :(https://www.tva.com/Environment/Lake-Levels/Chickamauga)
Crappie: Crappie fishing is excellent on Chickamauga Lake. Crappie are being caught around structure and old grass beds in 2 to 10 ft of water. Tubes and minnows seem to be the best producers. Some good catches reported slow trolling with lots of black ones in the catch.
Bass: Largemouth fishing on Chickamauga Lake is fair. Rattle baits and square bill are producing some fish. Plastics fished on shakey heads are getting some numbers of fish also. Most seem to be small with only a few big ones showing up.
Bluegill: Bluegill fishing is fair around drops and the edges of old grass beds in 3 to 10 ft of water
Catfish: Lots of Catfish are being caught in the mouth of larger bays. 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