• Chickamauga Lake Fishing Report

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  • I can help you get prepared for a tournament, get familiar with the lake, learn new techniques, or soft just have a great fishing trip! Guiding on Chickamauga in Tennessee and Okechobee in Florida.

  • Chickamauga Lake Fishing Report

    Water level:682. (Summer Pool 682.5)
    Water Temp:85-88

    The fishing is still good here on Chickamauga, we had a 9-6 beauty last week. The morning bite is best daylight till about 10:30 but if you get some cloud cover or rain, they seem to keep biting. We havenít had much current early, most of its been later in the afternoon or at night. So, this plays into how good they eat. Its no secrete fish become more nocturnal during the summer time but like I said you can catch them the first 4 or 5 hours of the day. Weíve had some really good days where weíve caught 35 fish and then thereís day, we get 12 to 15.

    I will give you some of the patterns Iím fishing to catch my fish. But of course, thereís more patterns that may work.

    My main pattern has been fishing the grass. I have caught most of my fish this summer fishing ZOOMs Zlinky, this bait has caught several fish over 7lbs the last couple months and Iím still catching them with it. The best colors have been Green Pumpkin, Motoroil/Chartreuse and Junebug. Iím fishing the bait wacky style on a Lews spinning reel with 15 to 20 lb Seaguar braid and a 12lb Seaguar Fluorocarbon leader. You have to fish this bait slow. I have a lot of guys fishing it to fast and after they get the rhythm, they start catching them. Iíve also have had guys fish it perfectly from the start and they catch them all morning. Iím telling you the ZOOM Zlinky is a fish catching lure.

    Ledge fishing is still producing fish. Jigs, big worms and swim baits seems to be what they will react on. A lot of the schools are really hard to get fired up. But if you do you can get them going pretty well. Also, a drop shot will catch them to. Fishing a Ĺ Pro Tungsten drop shot weight and a ZOOM Z3 Drop shot worm and an Z drop in morning dawn and green pumpkin colors work.

    Also fishing around docks, a jig or ZOOM Ole Monster worm in Blue Fleck, June bug and green pumpkin. Fish it on 17lb Seaguar Fluorocarbon and a 3/8 to Ĺ ounce Pro Tungsten weight.

    I still have days available in August and September.
    If you like to do a trip feel free to call, text or email me!

    Be safe on the water and good fishing!

    For guide info on Chickamauga Lake contact me at
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    I guide full time on Chickamauga Lake and Lake Okeechobee, along with fishing the BASS Master Opens.

    My sponsors are Phoenix Boats, Pro Tungsten, Mercury, ZOOM, Lucky Craft, Power Pole, Seaguar, Lews, TH Marine, Costa Sunglasses, YETI
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