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Lake Chickamauga fishing conditions

Dayton TN Fishing Conditions

Weekly Fishing Report for LAKE CHICKAMAUGA

Fishing Report for Lake Chickamauga Monday, August 13th. Brought to you by USCG Licensed Captain Billy Wheat owner of Rip-Rap Fishing Adventures Guide Service.

Here we go y’all!

Bass: Baits of choice at this time are a plastic worm on a Texas Rig. If you’re in the grass lighten up to 3/16 bullet weight. If you’re fishing the edge of the grass go to a 3/8. Swimjigs are great in a bream or Shad color. Spinnerbaits are white or chartreuse depends on the water color. Worm color is Green Pumpkin or Watermelon or Plum or Redbug. PopR colors are white or Sexy Shad. Stay near grass edges or underwater grass lines that fall from 5-20 ft.

Crappie are under a light at night dropping a minnow under the boat. Daytime go to the bridges or deep creek channels and look for the baitfish.

Bluegill Mayflies were swarming today. Take a rooster tail or pop bug and get em on the deep rocky bluffs.

Walleye are going to make a move up the tributaries soon so keep a white fly and a minnow handy.

Thanks and good luck!

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

dayton tn fishing guide Billy Joe WheatDid 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 $300 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 riprapfishingadventures@yahoo.com.