Dayton TN Fishing Conditions
Weekly Fishing Report for LAKE CHICKAMAUGA
Bass are on the Big Bite for sure, but you can catch them with a Swimbait or Swim Jig in scattered grass. If you don’t like to fish grass, go to the wood on channel swing banks where you can throw a Jig Worm or Shaky Head. The Rat-L-Trap is a great choice when Bass is in scattered grass. The Popper or Spook works awesome to catch a big one, too! Crappies are in the brush or trees in the creek channels. It’s time to look for Crappie at the docks, too! Bluegill and Shellcrackers are starting to show up in the marinas.
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.