On September 7th the elevation of Chickamauga Lake was 682.13 and falling . The surface water temperature in the main lake is around 78 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 in 12to 18 ft of water. Tubes and minnows seem to be the best producers. Some good catches reported also around docks and bluff walls. Lantern fishing for crappie is excellent around the mouth of big bays and creeks.
Bass: Largemouth fishing on Chickamauga Lake is good. Some bass are being caught out on humps and ledges, some still shallow and some being caught out of grass beds. Big jigs , cranks, and swim baits r producing some fish. Top water bite is picking up on spooks and buzz baits.
Bluegill: Bluegill fishing is good grass beds 6 to 10 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