On December 20th the elevation of Chickamauga Lake was 675.66 to rise a bit.  The spillways are open on Chickamauga Dam spilling 74,000 cubic feet per second.The surface water temperature in the main lake is around 49.5 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 fishing brush, docks, and bluff walls in 12 to 21 ft of water. Tubes and minnows seem to be the best producers. Some good catches reported also around deeper water docks, bluff walls and deeper brush piles off the main river.

Bass: Largemouth fishing on Chickamauga Lake is fair to good. Some giant bass have been reported on Alabama rigs in areas with large concentrations of bait fish. Jerk baits are producing a few fish in some of the areas with clear water. Rattle baits and square bills fished at  a slow retrieve are also catching  as well as silver buddies fished around areas with lots of shad.                                                        

Bluegill:  There are no reports on Bluegill catches at this time.

Catfish: Lots of Cats are being caught in the mouth of larger bays and channel breaks out of the fast current. Shad cut bait is producing good numbers.

Fishing Tip: Slow your presentation down in the winter time for more strikes.

Submitted by: Chattanooga Fishing Guides