Here is the fishing report from the TWRA:
Chickamauga Reservoir: Reservoir Conditions: Summer normal elevation: 682.0 feet. Winter normal elevation: 676.0 feet. Current elevation: 678.5 feet. The water surface temperature is 38 to 44 degrees. Downstream from Sequoyah is warmer than other areas.
Largemouth Bass: Bass are being caught on the Tennessee Rig and the jerkbait. Locate shad in the open water areas to locate the bass.
Smallmouth Bass: Upper and lower reservoir humps and rocky banks while casting jigs or small crankbaits is the combination being used for smallmouth bass.
Spotted Bass: Several fish are being caught by those targeting LMB and SMB. Smaller baits in bright colors will increase the number of spots that may be caught.
Crappie: Jigs or minnows used around blowdowns in open water bays, bluffs, and docks in 8 to 25 feet deep depending on the targeted water.
Striped bass: Upper reservoir fish are being caught by those using shad, swimbaits, and large jigs.
Bluegill: Some bluegill are being caught by those targeting crappie and by a few bank anglers using worms along deeper banks.
Sauger: No reports or observations.
Catfish: Some catfish are being caught while drifting the main channel by those using shad.
Dale Hollow: Fishing is slow; water temperature is 38 degrees. Lake is rising.
Smallmouth: A few smallmouth are being caught on the float-n-fly technique on the bluffs in 20 feet of water. All other fishing is slow at this time.
Great Falls: Fishing is slow. Water temperature is 40 degrees; lake is high.
Bass: A few bass are being caught on jigs while fishing channel banks in 10 feet of water.
Watts Bar: Reservoir Conditions: Summer normal elevation: 740.5 feet. Winter normal elevation: 736.0 feet. Current elevation: 738.2 feet. The water surface temperature is 36 to 42 degrees depending on the location.
Largemouth Bass: A few are being caught by those using the Tennessee Rig. Locate the shad.
Smallmouth Bass: Rocky river banks and small jigs.
Spotted Bass: Just a few are being caught by those targeting other species.
Walleye: Low activity probably due to 36 degree water.
Sauger: See walleye.
Crappie: Some decent catches in open water areas by those using jigs or minnows. A few are being caught as deep as 45 feet deep.
Catfish: Main channel and shad in combination will increase the odds. Smaller cats can be caught on any meaty bait.
Striped bass: Upper to mid reservoir by those using the Tennessee Rig or shad in areas where bait is present.