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Lake Chickamauga fishing conditions

Dayton TN Fishing Conditions

Weekly Fishing Report for LAKE CHICKAMAUGA

Fishing Report for Lake Chickamauga Monday, April 23rd. Brought to you by USCG Licensed Captain Billy Wheat owner of Rip-Rap Fishing Adventures Guide Service.

Here we go y’all! This week you could be in for a major change… Spring Fishing!

Bass are looking at the shallows with intent on making the move. Traps, Spinnerbaits, and Chatterbaits should be your search tools. Any wood in the water demands a Jig or Beaver flipped to it. But don’t forget those transition areas they use to get there. Swimbaits, Swimjigs, and Arigs still will be the tools for the job.

Crappie have their Tuxedos on and the move is under way. Shallow flats with a Bobby Garland and a float should be the ticket. Trolling is the dominant thing if you’re set up for it. Creek flats are starting to get on fire!

Good luck, everyone, but keep in mind a lot of hazards are just beneath the surface outside of the channel markers. Be safe as we welcome spring to Lake Chickamauga and the Beautiful Bluewater Resort.

Have fun!

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.