Dayton TN Fishing Conditions
Weekly Fishing Report for LAKE CHICKAMAUGA
Bass are setting up in deep schools along the ledges on shellbeds and current breaks but with the May moon many can be caught sight fishing. You can also catch them out of the laydowns in creek channel bends. The grass is great where you can find it but it’s not everywhere quite yet.
The bream and Shellcrackers are still bedding so anytime you find them you find the bass feeding on them. There are many ways to catch these bass in May. If you are tournament fishing please take care of these bass by cooling the water and adding the correct chemicals to ensure they live to fight another day.
Crappie are eating it up at night under lights or tight lining trolling rigs.
Bluegill/Shellcrackers are still on bedding but many are on the bluffs.
Good luck y’all – Let’s Go Fishing!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.