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#1364066 - 06/11/09 06:26 PM Headed to Chickamauga
Grandslam08
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for the weekend.... Does anyone have any tips on how to catch some fish there. I will be mostly bass fishing and have heard there are some good fish in there. Any tips will be greatly appreciated. Thanks
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#1364639 - 06/12/09 08:41 AM Re: Headed to Chickamauga [Re: Grandslam08]
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 Originally Posted By: Grandslam08
for the weekend.... Does anyone have any tips on how to catch some fish there. I will be mostly bass fishing and have heard there are some good fish in there. Any tips will be greatly appreciated. Thanks


Best bass I'm hearing about are coming from deeper water.... humps and river channel breaks... 15 to 25 feet depth. Most fishing plastics, tubes & worms... C-rig, T-rig, drop-shot, etc., based on personal preference.

However a few folks finding fish shallower on spinner baits, cranks and even topwater. Of course that's mostly early and late in day.
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#1364647 - 06/12/09 08:56 AM Re: Headed to Chickamauga [Re: Grandslam08]
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 Originally Posted By: Grandslam08
Does anyone have any tips on how to catch some fish there.


Honestly the aboslutle BEST advice I can give you is to get in contact with rsimms (see above post) and see if he has an opening this weekend.

Hope you catch a boat full.
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#1364973 - 06/12/09 01:06 PM Re: Headed to Chickamauga [Re: RUGER]
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I have been catching small bass in the shallows on white flukes. The larger bass are on drop offs and mid river humps. The best fish I have found lately have been along drop off ledges along the main river channel 10-18 feet deep. Carolina rigged and Texas rigged Red lizards and worms dipped in smelly jelly. I had to down size the hooks to 1.0 to get them in the boat. The big 4.0s I normally use were getting spit back out.

Pig and jigs have been getting a decent bite. I was using a brown skirted jig with a green pork frog and caught several about 12 feet deep early this week.
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#1365153 - 06/12/09 03:15 PM Re: Headed to Chickamauga [Re: RUGER]
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 Originally Posted By: RUGER
 Originally Posted By: Grandslam08
Does anyone have any tips on how to catch some fish there.


Honestly the aboslutle BEST advice I can give you is to get in contact with rsimms (see above post) and see if he has an opening this weekend.

Hope you catch a boat full.


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#1365200 - 06/12/09 04:06 PM Re: Headed to Chickamauga [Re: imograss]
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Fish around the dam. I can track down some pics of some HUGE cats pulled out of those waters. using cut bait.
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#1365295 - 06/12/09 05:34 PM Re: Headed to Chickamauga [Re: ShaneHallum]
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