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Lake Chickamauga fishing conditions

Dayton TN Fishing Conditions

Weekly Fishing Report for LAKE CHICKAMAUGA

Fishing Report for Lake Chickamauga Monday, August 27th. Brought to you by USCG Licensed Captain Billy Wheat owner of Rip-Rap Fishing Adventures Guide Service.

Bass are being affected by a quick water drop so look for them to move to the edge of grass beds or a ditch adjacent to the points. This is in water 2 ft to 5 ft or 5ft to 12ft. Buzzbaits and Spinnerbaits are great tools to cover outside grass edges. When you find the Bass stacked up in an area slow down with a jig or big worm and even a Swimbait fish the area thoroughly there may be a school of fish there and you can catch several quality bass out of one area.

The Crappie I have seen today were suspended in the main channel creek mouths in 7-10 ft of Water and in middle of creek channel bends in 7-12 ft of Water. Tightline these fish with a 1/16 oz lead head and a Bobby Garland Baby Shad on 6-8 lb line.

Bluegill are making a big move under the marinas, a splitshot and cricket is always great to catch these suspended fish and you can catch em on the bluff walls the same way.

Thanks and good luck!

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.