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TN
United States
35° 13' 48" N, 85° 4' 48" W
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Average: 3 (1 vote)
Weather: Sunny Air Temperature: 81-90 F

Reservoir Conditions: Summer normal elevation: 682.0 feet. Winter normal elevation: 676.0 feet. Current elevation: 681.5 feet. The water surface temperature is 73 degrees. Temperature varies several degrees depending on time of day and location. Largemouth Bass: Most anglers are catching their fish on surface lures over or near main lake grass. Smallmouth Bass: Some smallmouth are being caught. Most smallmouth caught are bonus catches and most catches occur while using crankbaits near rock points or bluffs on the main channel. Spotted Bass: Rocky banks, jigs or crankbaits in combination will probably increase the odds of catching spotted bass. Crappie: Crappie fishing is good now and it will only get better with the cooling weather. Minnows or jigs used around blowdowns on deeper banks would be a good starting point. Deeper docks in sloughs or the main lake is another pattern where crappie can be caught. Striped bass: Tailwater anglers at times at catching a lot of fish while using shad. Some of those being caught weigh more than 30 pounds. White Bass: Several fish are being caught at times when the conditions are favorable. Spoons and spinner-type lures are the best baits to use. Top water baits are great when the white bass are surface feeding. Bluegill: Bluegill fishing is always good. Small jigs, worms, and crickets are the best baits. Many locations are good for bluegill. Rock banks along the main channel or in the creeks are good areas to catch bluegill. River drifters in the upper reservoir are catching plenty of bluegill with a few shellcrackers in the mix. Catfish: Many catfish are being caught by river drifters when the current is favorable. Meaty baits are always good. Chicken parts, shad, bluegill, shrimp and many other baits are used by those that pursue catfish. 

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Average: 3 (1 vote)
Weather: Sunny Air Temperature: 81-90 F

Chickamauga Reservoir: Reservoir Conditions: Summer normal elevation: 682.0 feet.  Winter normal elevation: 676.0 feet.  Current elevation: 682.3 feet. The water surface temperature is 83 degrees.
Largemouth Bass: Grass ledges and flats close to deep water are the type of areas being targeted by those anglers using plastic worms, jigs, swimbaits and buzzbaits. A few rat fish are being caught.
Smallmouth Bass: Some upper reservoir fish are being caught by just a few anglers using jigs and crankbaits.
Crappie: Minnows or jigs are being used around bluff walls, deep brush and boat docks. Most of these areas are close to deep water.
Striped Bass: Shad is the best bait. Tailwater anglers are catching several fish when the current is favorable.
Bluegill: Upper river drifters are catching a lot of bluegill along the bottom. A lot of bluegill are being caught near rock walls. Worms are the best bait.
Catfish: Meaty baits are being used in the main channel. A lot of fish can be caught when the current is favorable.

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Average: 3 (1 vote)
Weather: Sunny Air Temperature: 61-70 F

Chickamauga Reservoir:  Reservoir Conditions: Summer normal elevation: 682.0 feet.  Winter normal elevation: 676.0 feet.  Current elevation: 682.4 feet. The water surface temperature is 82 degrees.
Largemouth Bass: Deep ledges and river grass continue to be the better areas. Some big bass (several over 8 lbs.) continue to be caught. Various baits are being used. Spoons, swimbaits, and plastic worms are the most popular baits.
Smallmouth Bass: A few smallmouth are being caught while using jigs in the tailwaters.
Crappie: Not many anglers are targeting crappie. A few are being caught while fishing underneath lights. Minnows and jigs are being used.
Striped bass: The Upper Hiwassee River, the tailwaters, and a few other areas where cool water is prevalent are areas where anglers using shad, swimbaits, jigs and a few other lures are catching stripers.
Bluegill: Many bluegill are bedding and can be caught shallow. An equal number are deep and can be caught on river humps or shoals. Small jigs, worms and crickets can be used for bait.
Catfish: Favorable current and meaty baits is a combination that is working for anglers. Locate catfish in the main river channel.

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