Dayton TN Fishing Conditions
Weekly Fishing Report for LAKE CHICKAMAUGA
Bass are making the transition into the main channel grass lines. Look for grass edges near that 10 to 20 foot drop. Early morning can be fun on top water buzzbaits or Zoom Horny Toads. After the morning bite, go to a Swimbait or SwimJig. My number one choice is the Driftwood Custom Baits line. If you have to slow down throw a Texas Rig Worm in Watermelon or Pumpkin seed. Crappie are following the bait and you can beat a bridge piling right now. Bluegill and Shellcrackers are on the bluffs and hanging in the middle of the creek channel near grass edges.
Let’s Go Fishing Y’all!
If you like our weekly fishing report, you can tune in live with Billy Wheat every Saturday morning from 7-8 am during the “Set the Hook” radio program with Pat Rose on ESPN 105.1 The Zone in Chattanooga.
Benefit from the Insight of Bluewater’s Resident Fishing Guide
Did you know Bluewater Resort & Marina has a fishing guide available here in Dayton to help our guests improve their experience staying on the water?
Captain Billy Joe Wheat, owner of Rip-Rap Fishing Adventure, uses Bluewater to launch excursions on Chickamauga Lake. Rates are $200 for up to 2 people for 4 hours of fishing or $350 for up to 2 people for 8 hours. Rates go up for each additional person after 2, and with follow boats tagging along.
Virtually everyone can benefit from his insight. For some children, he is a valued guide preparing them for tournament action or their first experience fishing. From the casual fisherman to tournament anglers looking for an edge, he can also offer instruction based on his considerable time in these waters. His YouTube page contains several videos where he and guests are reeling in catches under all seasons and weather conditions. Captain Wheat teaches his students how to use electronics and understand the impact of river currents on wildlife.
“The number one goal is for you to learn something new every time you go out with us and have a great time doing it!” he said.
A guided fishing adventure makes a great birthday or holiday gift, and gift certificates are available. To book your guided fishing adventure with Captain Wheat at Bluewater, call (423) 987-2606 or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.