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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

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


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


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


  4. Submerged Bridge
    2/11/2017 3:22:28 AM - Submerged Bridge


  5. Fish Attractor
    2/11/2017 3:26:24 AM - Fish Attractor


  6. Artificial Reef
    8/28/2018 12:11:21 AM -


  7. Fish Attractor
    2/11/2017 3:05:21 AM - Fish Attractor


  8. Fish Attractor
    2/11/2017 3:08:05 AM - Fish Attractor


  9. Artificial Reef
    8/28/2018 12:11:20 AM -


  10. Road Bed
    2/11/2017 3:38:40 AM - Road Bed



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Chickamauga Lake Fishing Forecast

Target Species of Fish

Based on historical data for fishing Chickamauga Lake, you should target one of the following species for this time of year:
  1. Redbreast Sunfish

  2. Redbreast Sunfish

    There is a 20.69% catch rate for Redbreast Sunfish, based on 6 Redbreast Sunfish counted.

    Chickamauga Lake Redbreast Sunfish Counts Chart
    Redbreast

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  3. Rainbow Trout

  4. Rainbow Trout

    There is a 17.24% catch rate for Rainbow Trout, based on 5 Rainbow Trout counted.

    Chickamauga Lake Rainbow Trout Counts Chart
    Rainbow

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  5. Warmouth

  6. Warmouth

    There is a 17.24% catch rate for Warmouth, based on 5 Warmouth counted.

    Chickamauga Lake Warmouth Counts Chart
    Warmouth

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  7. Common Carp

  8. Common Carp

    There is a 10.34% catch rate for Common Carp, based on 3 Common Carp counted.

    Chickamauga Lake Common Carp Counts Chart
    Common

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  9. Brown Trout

  10. Brown Trout

    There is a 6.9% catch rate for Brown Trout, based on 2 Brown Trout counted.

    Chickamauga Lake Brown Trout Counts Chart
    Brown

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  11. Spotted Bass

  12. Spotted Bass

    There is a 6.9% catch rate for Spotted Bass, based on 2 Spotted Bass counted.

    Chickamauga Lake Spotted Bass Counts Chart
    Spotted

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  13. Blue Catfish

  14. Blue Catfish

    There is a 3.45% catch rate for Blue Catfish, based on 1 Blue Catfish counted.

    Chickamauga Lake Blue Catfish Counts Chart
    Blue

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  15. Brook Trout

  16. Brook Trout

    There is a 3.45% catch rate for Brook Trout, based on 1 Brook Trout counted.

    Chickamauga Lake Brook Trout Counts Chart
    Brook

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  17. Longear Sunfish

  18. Longear Sunfish

    There is a 3.45% catch rate for Longear Sunfish, based on 1 Longear Sunfish counted.

    Chickamauga Lake Longear Sunfish Counts Chart
    Longear

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  19. Redear Sunfish

  20. Redear Sunfish

    There is a 3.45% catch rate for Redear Sunfish, based on 1 Redear Sunfish counted.

    Chickamauga Lake Redear Sunfish Counts Chart
    Redear

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Recommendations above based on 12 species of fish and 29 fish counted for December around Chickamauga Lake.

To date, there are 27 species of fish and a total of 639 fish counted for Chickamauga Lake and within a 30 mile (48 km) radius since 9/25/1936 (86 years).

Last Update: 12/8/2022 3:32:12 AM

*** PLEASE NOTE ***
Please check local, state/province, and federal laws before fishing for any species found on this site. All data is based on historical data found for this area, and in some cases as far back as the year 1600.

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Top Chickamauga Lake Bait & Tackle Stores

  1. 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 Fishing Charters & Guides

  1. 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

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

  3. Scenic City Fishing Charters
    Capt. Richard Simms, a former TWRA Game Warden, and outdoor journalist with 50 years experience as a "Tennessee River Rat" ... is joined by six other guides, all ready to share an up close & personal experience to the area's finest

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Top Chickamauga Lake Marinas

  1. 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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