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Fishing for largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, spotted bass, channel catfish, flathead catfish, blue catfish, black crappie, white crappie, walleye, bluegill, green sunfish, longear sunfish, redear sunfish, warmouth, white bass, striped bass, hybrid striped bass, alligator gar, bowfin, chain pickerel, longnose gar, paddlefish, sauger and spotted gar at Chickamauga Lake in Tennessee.

Well known as a bass haven, Chickamauga Lake is actually home to a wide variety of fish species. Crappie, catfish, sunfish, walleye, striped bass and other species also share this 35,000-acre impoundment in the southeast part of the state, at Chatanooga. A favorite for both national and local bass fishing tournaments, Chickamauga Reservoir annually makes the Bassmaster Top 100 bass lakes in the USA. Big stripers, and plenty of crappie and white bass can also be bagged here. Over 800 miles of shoreline are available for fishing from the bank or from all types of boats. From kayaks to pontoon boats, and canoes to bass boats, or just fishing from the family pleasure boat, there's plenty of spots for everyone. Several marinas and boat ramps are available to boaters and anglers. Local fishing guides offer trips for all types of fishing on the lake.

Primary fish species residing in Chickamauga Lake

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Largemouth bass Smallmouth bass Spotted bass Channel catfish Flathead catfish Blue catfish Black crappie White crappie Walleye Bluegill Sunfish Longear Sunfish Redear Sunfish Warmouth Sunfish White Bass Striped bass Hybrid Striped Bass Alligator gar Bowfin Chain pickerel Longnose gar Paddlefish Sauger Spotted gar

Chickamauga Lake Amenities

Marina: YES
Boat Rental: YES
Boat Launch Ramp: YES
Campgrounds: YES
RV Hookups: YES
Lodging: YES
Convenience Store: YES
Bait & Tackle: YES
Restaurant: YES

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Campgrounds & RV Parks Nearby

Agency Creek Campground - 423 334-0927

Bluewater Resort & RV Campground - 423 775-3265

Possum Creek RV Park & Campground - 423 332-8468

Cottonport Marina & RV Resort Campground - 423 454-4110

Chattanooga North - Cleveland KOA Campground - 423 472-8928

Chickamauga Lake, TN Map - Fishing & Camping Areas

Contact Information

Chickamauga Lake
Harrison Bay State Park
8411 Harrison Bay Rd
Harrison, TN 37341
423 344-6214

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Chickamauga Reservoir in TN

Fishing at Chickamauga Lake, in Tennessee.