February 26th, 2014
On February 26th the elevation of Chickamauga Lake was 678.79 feet and falling slowly. The surface water temperature in the main lake is around 47- 49 degrees. Chickamauga Dam is spilling until further notice. (To check daily elevations and projected levels of Chickamauga Lake visit: (http://www.tva.com/river/lakeinfo/index.htm)
Crappie: Crappie fishing is starting to pick up on Chickamauga Lake. The Crappie are starting to show up in shallow water near the spawning areas. Using hair jigs and plastic jigs under a float have been the best producer for most anglers.
Bass: Largemouth fishing on Chickamauga Lake is fair to good. Rig fishing is still producing some good action. Most of the bass are being caught from 6 ft. to 12ft. of water on a variety of baits, rattletraps, jigs, square bills, silver buddies, and Tn. rigs. Rock fishing is fair in the mid sections of the lake with a few reported catches in the Harrison Bay area on rigs. The bass are trying to move shallow so that's a good place to start looking.
Bluegill: Bluegill fishing is fair around structure in 10ft to15ft 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: Its time for traps and small cranks to be a good producer for bass.
Submitted by: Chattanooga Fishing Guides