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Lake Chickamauga fishing conditions

Dayton TN Fishing Conditions


Weekly Fishing Report for LAKE CHICKAMAUGA

Bass are in the Dog Days of summer patterns for sure. The key to fishing this hot water time is to stay with the food the bass eat. It doesn’t matter if it’s Shad, Bluegill, or Crawfish. Your decisions need to change as you go shallow or deep.

Since there is an abundance of food in this Super Lake don’t be afraid to throw big baits like oversized Worms, Spoons, Swimbaits or Big Spinnerbaits. Upsizing your baits will usually get you a bigger bite so make sure you upgrade your rods and line to handle these big baits. Look for the bait and find the bass!

Crappie are under the lights at night and under the bridges in the day. Bluegill are still in the Mayflies so have a blast in the heat and make sure you stay hydrated.

Thanks for choosing my Guide Service and staying at The Beautiful Bluewater Resort. 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

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.