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TN (Hamilton, Meigs, Rhea)

Chickamauga Lake

SEASON: Summer (Current)
SPECIES: Largemouth Bass
WATER CLARITY: 6/10

Relevant Gear for Chickamauga Lake Summer Largemouth Bass Fishing

Summer Largemouth Bass Fishing Reports

  • Reported by Matt B

    Still tough with water temps in the 80’s. The monsters have still been elusive but having some luck with 1/10th oz Ned head w/ senko. Try a slow drag and... Read More

    Season: Summer

    Structure: Ledges

    Species: Largemouth Bass

    Technique: Ned Rigs

    ZMan Finesse TRD COPPERTREUSE / 2 3/4"

    Finesse TRD COPPERTREUSE / 2 3/4"

    zman

  • Reported by Tyler Turner

    1/2oz or 3/8oz strike king swim jig in white, smokey shad, black/blue. Paired with a Berkley power bait pit boss green pumpkin, or maxscent creature hawg green pumpkin or black/blue.... Read More

    Season: Summer

    Structure: Docks

    Species: Largemouth Bass

    Forage: Shad

    Technique: Swim Jigs

    Strike King Tour Grade Swim Jig 3/8 oz / Smokey Shad

    Tour Grade Swim Jig 3/8 oz / Smokey Shad

    strike_king

  • Reported by Tyler Turner

    The lake is full of docks. When the lake has been highly pressured around docks or hot summer days bass looking for cooler shaded covered. Using a Berkley maxscent general... Read More

    Season: Summer

    Structure: Docks

    Species: Largemouth Bass

    Forage: Insects

    Technique: Wacky Rigs

    Berkley Powerbait MaxScent The General Stick Bait 5" / Green Pumpkin

    Powerbait MaxScent The General Stick Bait 5" / Green Pumpkin

    berkley

  • Reported by Omnia Community

    Ledge bite is on.

    Season: Summer

    Structure: Ledges

    Species: Largemouth Bass

    Forage: Shad

    Technique: Deep Diving Crankbaits (13'+)

    Strike King 8XD Sexy Shad / 5 1/2"

    8XD Sexy Shad / 5 1/2"

    strike_king

  • Reported by Tyler Turner

    Zoom Trick Worm. green pumpkin or watermelon seed. on a 3/16, 1/4oz shaking stand up head, black or green pumpkin head. 8-12ft of water the bite as been great caught... Read More

    Season: Summer

    Structure: Brush Piles

    Species: Largemouth Bass

    Forage: Shad

    Technique: Shaky Heads

    Zoom Trick Worm Watermelon Seed / 6 1/2"

    Trick Worm Watermelon Seed / 6 1/2"

    zoom

Other Season Fishing Reports

  • Reported by Seth Feider

    Running laydowns up the river with a squarebill was my go to in these super tough conditions.

    Season: Fall

    Structure: Laydowns

    Species: Largemouth Bass

    Technique: Shallow Diving Crankbaits (0-6')

    Rapala BX Brat 2" / Homer's Buddy

    BX Brat 2" / Homer's Buddy

    rapala

  • Reported by Patrick Walters

    The Fall transition is one of the toughest times of the year to catch fish on the Tennessee River. The water is usually falling, massive schools of bait fish are... Read More

    Season: Fall

    Structure: Laydowns

    Species: Largemouth Bass

    Technique: Frogs/Toads

    Zoom Fluke Stick Green Pumpkin / 6 1/4"

    Fluke Stick Green Pumpkin / 6 1/4"

    zoom

  • Reported by Joey Vanyo

    Smallmouth and Large Spots tend to school up on the main river flats and steep channel edges in moving current on the upper end of the lake. The key is... Read More

    Season: Fall

    Structure: Rock Pile

    Species: Smallmouth Bass

    Technique: Deep Diving Crankbaits (13'+)

    Strike King 5XD Sexy Shad / 2 1/2"

    5XD Sexy Shad / 2 1/2"

    strike_king

  • Reported by

    Season: Winter

    Structure: Boulders

    Species: Largemouth Bass

    Technique: Structure Jigs

  • Reported by

    Season: Winter

    Structure: Boulders

    Species: Smallmouth Bass

    Technique: Structure Jigs

  • Reported by Ben Anderson

    Season: Pre-Spawn

    Structure: Points

    Species: Largemouth Bass

    Technique: Medium Diving Crankbaits (7'-12')

  • Lake Chickamauga was fishing very tough for the MLF College Open. Many teams were catching one or two keepers a day. We keyed in on riprap banks at the mouths... Read More

    Season: Pre-Spawn

    Structure: Rip Rap

    Species: Largemouth Bass

    Technique: Shallow Diving Crankbaits (0-6')

  • Reported by Connect Outdoors

    Cody Dison won the Big Bass Competition in the Connect Fishing League April Bass Tournament with a 7.42 LBS Largemouth. He also took home 2nd place in the Best 5... Read More

    Season: Pre-Spawn

    Structure: Submerged Vegetation

    Species: Largemouth Bass

    Technique: Chatterbaits

    ZMan Jack Hammer Chatterbait 1/2 oz / White

    Jack Hammer Chatterbait 1/2 oz / White

    zman

  • Reported by Kail Lavigne

    Cast the shoreline points, watch for shad on the water surface, the bass are chasing the shad in the shallows. Cast toward the shad if you see any on... Read More

    Season: Pre-Spawn

    Structure: Points

    Species: Largemouth Bass

    Forage: Shad

    Technique: Swim Jigs

    Picasso Lures Suijin Scrounger Head Jig White Pearl / 1/4 oz / 3/0 Hook / D

    Suijin Scrounger Head Jig White Pearl / 1/4 oz / 3/0 Hook / D

    picasso_lures

  • Reported by Omnia Community

    Went in May and did pretty well on Cranks sitting in 15’ casting into 3-10’. Using 6’ crank baits in red, anywhere you’d bump grass. Several 3-5lbs, and buddy... Read More

    Season: Spawn

    Structure: Matted Grass

    Species: Largemouth Bass

    Technique: Medium Diving Crankbaits (7'-12')

  • Reported by Kyler Mason

    Long cast on a rocky points and slowly drag your bait. Dipping the claws or tails orange does increase bites

    Season: Spawn

    Structure: Points

    Species: Largemouth Bass

    Technique: Texas Rigs (Pitch/Flip)

    Zoom Ultra-Vibe Speed Craw Green Pumpkin / 3 1/2"

    Ultra-Vibe Speed Craw Green Pumpkin / 3 1/2"

    zoom

  • Reported by Greg Weigand

    Fished the northern part of the lake out of Dayton focusing on points and shallow coves in the creeks. Nothing on the points but found some smaller bass in... Read More

    Season: Spawn

    Structure: Laydowns

    Species: Largemouth Bass

    Technique: Wacky Rigs

    Yamamoto 5" Senko Worm Green Pumpkin Black / 5"

    5" Senko Worm Green Pumpkin Black / 5"

    yamamoto

  • Reported by Kristine Fischer

    Fish are in various stages of the spawn depending on where you are on the lake. Lots of bucks on beds- As many of the big fish have pulled... Read More

    Season: Post-Spawn

    Structure: Submerged Vegetation

    Species: Largemouth Bass

    Technique: Chatterbaits

  • Reported by Tyler Turner

    Berkley Digger 8.5 color is big money or sexier shad, gilly, chameleon pearl. 5ft-10ft of water. rock or submerged grass. Used around rip rap as well. With Berkley fusion hooks... Read More

    Season: Post-Spawn

    Structure: Submerged Vegetation

    Species: Largemouth Bass

    Forage: Bluegill

    Technique: Medium Diving Crankbaits (7'-12')

    Berkley Digger 2 1/2" / Big Money

    Digger 2 1/2" / Big Money

    berkley

  • Reported by Jason Pigg

    When water levels are higher with trees and bushes submerged, they are hot spots for Fisk anywhere from 3-7 lbs. Soft swimbaits, brush hawgs, ribbon tail worms; 2/0 hook, Texas... Read More

    Season: Post-Spawn

    Structure: Brush Piles

    Species: Largemouth Bass

    Technique: Soft Body Swimbaits (Small/Medium)

    Strike King KVD Swim-N-Shiner Key Lime Pie / 4"

    KVD Swim-N-Shiner Key Lime Pie / 4"

    strike_king

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