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Lake Chickamauga fishing conditions

Dayton TN Fishing Conditions

Weekly Fishing Report for LAKE CHICKAMAUGA

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

Bass are still scattered but this cold front will start push them together if you can’t catch them on a Trap in the Flats then move to the transition banks normally where deeper water gets close to the bank look for chunky rock and laydowns. Then get your Spro RockCrawler or StrikeKing 3xd crankbait and beat on the rocks and wood. I will say this, Bass are always in the Grass! Some days they are mean other days they are timid! Ratltraps  and Chatterbaits in the flats Arigs,Jerkbaits and Crankbaits on the transition banks.

Crappie are in the trees or by the bridge columns.

Bluegill are under the marinas and on the bluffs.

Special Note from November 14-March 1st The Hiwassee Wildlife Refuge is off limits please check your hunting and fishing books or you will get a big ticket.

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.