Fishing Report Provided by Reel Job Fishing, LLC - Capt. Kent Klewein
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February 4, 2015
So you want to wait till spring time to start fishing? You have no idea what your missing! When I headed out for Lake Chickamauga Saturday morning , at 5:30 am it was 23 degrees. I told my buddy that morning, that I was fishing for a 8lb largemouth. We get to the lake, back the boat in water and try to crank it. The motor barely turns over. So what do you? You put the boat back on the trailer and go buy a new battery. We get the battery changed out and get the boat in the water around 9am and start our day fishing. Needless to say the weather mans forecast was wrong. He was calling for sunny and highs around 53 with 5 mph winds. Well that never happened. Try cloudy and 43 degrees with 15 mph winds. So after having all this happen to us, we still ended up having a awesome day fishing. No I didnt catch the 8lb largemouth that I said I was going to catch. I caught a freaking Slaunch Donkey 9lb 10oz largemouth. Thanks to St. Croix rods, Strike King lures, Daiwa and Gamma line, you just helped me catch my personal best. Call and book your trip now.
Chickamauga Reservoir: Reservoir Conditions: Summer normal elevation: 682.0 feet. Winter normal elevation: 676.0 feet. Current elevation: 677.1 feet. The water surface temperature is 44 to 48 degrees. Largemouth Bass: Good. Some bass are being caught as shallow as 2 feet deep. Deep water is close in these situations. Jerkbaits, jigs, and the Tennessee Rig are the key baits. Some heavy fish are being caught. Smallmouth Bass: Good. Higher percentages are being caught than normal. Most those being caught are being caught while casting for largemouth. Crappie: Good. River bluff walls will be the better area to catch crappie. Minnows or jigs can be used. Striped bass: Mid lake bass anglers are catching a few on the Rig. Bluegill: Most bluegill are being caught on jigs or minnows by crappie anglers. Sauger/Walleye:Timing seems to be the key. Low light conditions seem to increase the odds. One angler repeated a story often heard of catching a few walleye at night while using a jig under a floater while fishing deep water near the dam in the calm waters but setting his jig only 2 feet under his floater. Catfish: Plenty of fish are being caught by those drifting the main channel.
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