On May 3rd the elevation of Chickamauga Lake was 681.89 and falling slowly. The surface water temperature in the main lake is 69 degrees. (To check daily elevations and projected of Chickamauga Lake visit :(https://www.tva.com/Environment/Lake-Levels/Chickamauga)

Crappie: Crappies are moving deeper in to brush, creek ledges, and creek channels. Tubes and minnows seem to be the best producers/

Bass: Largemouth fishing on Chickamauga Lake is fair. After a very cool spring it appears the bass spawn is winding down and a few fish starting to move out to deeper water. Plastic seem to be the best for numbers but some larger fish being caught on swimbaits, flipping jigs, and deep diving cranks. 

Bluegill: Bluegill fishing is good around their spawning beds in 3 to 7ft, of water using crickets and worms.

Catfish: Lots of Catfish are being caught in the mouth of larger bays and channel banks. Shad cut bait is producing good numbers.

Fishing Tip: Wear YOUR life vest and save a life.

Submitted by: Chattanooga Fishing Guides