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Lake Chickamauga fishing conditions

Dayton TN Fishing Conditions

Weekly Fishing Report for LAKE CHICKAMAUGA

Fishing Report for Lake Chickamauga Monday, July 16th. Brought to you by USCG Licensed Captain Billy Wheat owner of Rip-Rap Fishing Adventures Guide Service.

Here we go y’all!

Bass: If the current is pulling down the river use your graph to seek out schools. I like a 6xd or 8xd StrikeKing crankbait on 10lb to 12lb Fluorocarbon and a Driftwood Swimbait or BigBite BBkicker with a 3/4 to 1oz leadhead on 20# Sunline Assassin Fluorocarbon. Grass Fishing is great with a Zoom Ol Monster Worm in green pumpkin or watermelon with a 5/0 hook and 1/8 or 1/4 oz tungsten bullet weight.

Crappie: Ditches are the key in the day and main channel drop-offs near Creek Mouths. But night time is the ticket under a light.

Bluegill/Shellcrackersare: Mayflies on the bluffs or deep creek banks are your best bet.

Stay dry… the rain is coming.

Have fun!

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.