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: 682.3 feet. The water surface temperature is 76 degrees in the shallow water, cooler in the river.
Largemouth Bass: Just a few bass yet to spawn. Most are post-spawners. Secondary waters around points and ledges averaging 10 feet deep will be the areas anglers need to search. Plastic worms and jigs are the better baits.
Smallmouth Bass: River bluffs on the lower end and most tailwater areas on the upper reservoir should be the target area. Crankbaits and jigs offer the better opportunities.
Crappie: The easier crappie bite is over. Search in deeper secondary areas around blowdowns or other structure. Minnows and/or jigs are being used.
Striped bass: Tailwater anglers are catching fish while using live bait, jigs, and topwater lures.
Bluegill: The shallows are loaded with bluegill. Look for spawning areas and use small jigs, spinners, worms or crickets.
Catfish: River and big water secondary anglers are catching fish. Many are being caught near rocky banks. Shad and other meaty baits are being used.
Dale Hollow: Fishing is good. Water temperature is 77 degrees; lake is slowly falling.
Bass: Lots of bass are being caught on flukes, while fishing shallow cover in the creeks.
Pan fish: Lots of bluegill and shellcrackers are being caught in gravel pockets on worms and crickets in 5 feet of water.
Walleye: Several walleye are being caught on points and bluffs on jerkbaits in 5-10 feet of water.
Great Falls: Fishing is good. Water temperature is 76 degrees. Lake is falling.
Bass: Bass fishing is fair while flipping soft-plastics around woody cover in 2-5 feet of water.
Crappie: Crappie fishing is excellent while fishing small jigs around shallow woody cover in 2-5 feet of water.
Musky: Musky fishing is good with several nice fish being caught in the rivers on shallow running crankbaits and large jerkbaits.
Watts Bar: Reservoir Conditions: Summer normal elevation: 740.5 feet. Winter normal elevation: 736.0 feet. Current elevation: 740.5 feet. The water surface temperature is in the 70’s. Warmer water can be found in the sloughs and cooler water can be found in the river.
Largemouth Bass: Many anglers are catching bass in post-spawn areas while using jigs or worms. Topwater lures are being used by many anglers. 12 feet of water and less is the target area for most anglers.
Smallmouth Bass: Gradual sloping rocks near deep secondary waters or along the river are areas anglers are locating fish. Crankbaits, jigs and worms are the baits anglers are choosing.
Walleye: No observations. A few reported walleye are being caught mostly at night. The reports seem to indicate jigs may be the better bait.
Crappie: Look for deeper secondary water with structure and target these areas with minnows or jigs.
Catfish: Fish large water areas near the bank along rocky areas with shad, chicken parts, or most meaty baits.
Striped bass: Shad and the tailwater near Ft. Loudon Dam is the combination for increasing the odds of hooking up with a Watts Bar striper. The Clinch River anglers are catching a few throwing topwater lures in many areas above Kingston.