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Lake Chickamauga fishing conditions

Dayton TN Fishing Conditions


Weekly Fishing Report for LAKE CHICKAMAUGA

Fishing Report for Lake Chickamauga Monday, February 11th. Brought to you by USCG Licensed Captain Billy Wheat owner of Rip-Rap Fishing Adventures Guide Service.

Bass are starting to show up in the flats where a 1/2oz ratltrap is doing great work. In stained water where clarity is a foot or less, use the red or chartreuse colors. Where water clarity is 1 to 3ft use a sexy shad or ghost color. If you’re 3 to 5 ft have a 3/4 oz trap so you can keep it close to bottom. When you move to the transitional banks that have 6 to 10 ft of water again clarity makes you decide the color of your 3xd or Spro rockcrawler crankbait. If the water is real clear,  get your 3 to 5 ft suspending jerkbait in a sexy ghost or pro blue color.

Crappie are in the creek mouths suspended in 4-12 ft of water. The Bobby Garland 2inch Baby Shad with a 1/16th oz leadhead is the ticket. Under a float or tight lining.

Bluegill/Shellcrackers tightlining a Bobby Garland in 4 lb test with a 1/32 oz leadhead with 2inch Baby Shad will catch em in 5-12 ft on points and creek mouths around a hard bottom or shellbed.

Stay safe out there 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.