Chickamauga Lake Fishing

Chickamauga Lake Fishing

Chickamauga Lake is a reservoir that is fed by the Tennessee River. It was created when the Chickamauga Dam was completed in 1940 by the Tennessee Valley Authority and has about 800 miles of shoreline and over 36,000 acres of water. While Chickamauga is best known as a battle site during the Civil War, and an important part of Americas’ past, Chickamauga Lake is best known for record sized Bass.

The most important thing to know about Chickamauga fishing is that it is all about that Bass. The Tennessee state record Largemouth Bass was caught in 2015 on Chickamauga, and weighed 15 pounds and 3 ounces. The 6 pound and 1 ounce state record Spotted Bass was also caught here. This lake is a sought-after destination for Bass anglers of all levels. Novices like to get their feet wet here. Experts know the waters will result in huge yields. In fact, Chickamauga fishing is so good that major Bass tournaments are held here on a yearly basis.

There are several species of Bass in the lake. Largemouth Bass is by far the most prevalent. However, you may also find Smallmouth Bass and Striped Bass on your next fishing venture. Although Bass is the big draw in this part of Tennessee, it is not the only fish worth catching in Chickamauga. There are also large populations of Crappie and Catfish. With all of this, it is no wonder that Chickamauga is routinely listed as one of the best fishing spots in the southern United States.

Top Chickamauga Lake Fishing Spots

Brown Ledge
2/11/2017 3:50:30 AM - Good ledge that holds bass.

Road Bed
2/11/2017 3:39:58 AM - Road Bed

Patten Spot
2/11/2017 3:43:02 AM - Patten Spot

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We will create a SD card of all fishing spots in the Chickamauga Lake, specifically for your GPS Unit, and to your specifications. Alternatively, you can create a custom GPS map yourself by using one of our methods.

Latest Chickamauga Lake Fishing Reports

Tennessee’s Michael Neal Clinches Pro Circuit AOY Title
8/25/2021 11:10:27 AM - TULSA Okla. – Based in Dayton Tennessee and growing up in a family of anglers  Michael Neal started fishing as a pro on the former FLW Tour at just 20 years old. Since then h

Major League Fishing Bass Pro Tour B&W Trailer Hitches Stage Four at Lake Chickamauga Presented by ATG by Wrangler
6/4/2021 12:50:00 AM - DAYTON Tenn. (June 4 2021) – It was the best opening day of the season at the Major League Fishing (MLF) Bass Pro Tour B&W Trailer Hitches Stage Four Presented by ATG by Wran

New to the team! Tanner huckstep
2/2/2021 8:03:18 PM -

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Chickamauga Lake Fishing Prediction

Optimal fishing activity will be between 7 - 11 AM on Sunday.

Target Species of Fish

Based on historical data in Chickamauga Lake, you should target one of the following top 6 species for this time of year:
  1. Largemouth Bass - 45.45% Catch Rate
    Largemouth Bass

  2. Spotted Bass - 45.45% Catch Rate
    Spotted Bass

  3. Smallmouth Bass - 9.09% Catch Rate
    Smallmouth Bass

  4. Recommedations above based on 38 local reports and 3 species of fish for October in Chickamauga Lake.

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Top Chickamauga Lake Fishing Charters & Guides

Chattanooga Fishing Guides
Chattanooga Fishing Guides is a professional bass fishing guide service in Chattanooga, Tennessee offering bass fishing trips on Chickamauga Lake.

Wishin I Was Fishin
There is nothing more exciting to me than feeling a giant bass peeling line off a reel on a day to day basis. Fishing has always been my passion and it always will be, being able to share my knowledge with others is something I have always looked for

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Top Chickamauga Lake Bait & Tackle Stores

Lake Chickamauga Tackle & Outdoors
We strive to provide any and all necessities for a successful day on the water. The one stop shop for the Commercial, professional, and recreational anglers.

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Top Chickamauga Lake Marinas

Island Cove Marina
Island Cove is a full service marina and resort convienently located on State Highway 58, just north of Chattanooga. The marina is located at mile marker 477.5 on the scenic Tennessee River.

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