Dayton TN Fishing Conditions
Weekly Fishing Report for LAKE CHICKAMAUGA
Bass are being impacted by the water dropping, so find deeper banks or ditches to search for bait in. The key to late summer and early fall fishing is the bait. If you find an abundance of Shad on your graph you’re more than likely to be in a good area. Try to throw baits that match the bait you find cause these fish can be highly keyed on what they are eating this time of year.
Starting with search baits which are moving baits is a great choice when hunting shallow areas or flats. If you move to the deeper water try a Texas Rig Worm or Carolina Rig Lizard.
Crappie are on grass edges near the river or creek channel and are on the bridges. Bluegill are on the bluffs and in the marinas.
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 $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 email@example.com.