Copyright 2018 James Marsh
Fishing Lake Chatuge, Georgia

02/24/19 Lake Chatuge Fishing Report: (See Fishing Report Archive at bottom of page)
The bass are moving into their pre-span areas in water 3 to 6 foot deep off the spawning
areas. They will hold on whatever cover is available. Fish stump rows and similar cover with
diving crankbaits and jigs with trailers.

Description of the Lake:
Chatuge Lake, aka, Chatuge Reservoir, is an ideal lake for bass anglers. It has three
different species of bass - largemouth, smallmouth and spotted bass as well as hybrid striped
bass. The lake is located in the northeast corner of Georgia and Hiawassee. There are
several other species as well. The lake covers 7,480 surface acres and has over 130 miles of
shoreline. There is good bank access as well as boat access. Anglers fish the lake from
canoes, kayaks, john boats, pontoon boats and bass boats. There are day-use areas that
provide over a mile of shoreline for fishing from the bank. There is lots of cover for the bass -
rocky banks, stump rows and laydowns. The lake is located in both Georgia and North
Carolina, and fishing regulations for both states apply.

Species:
Largemouth Bass
Smallmouth Bass
Spotted Bass
White Bass
Hybird Striped Bass
Bluegill
Rebreast Sunfish
Black Crappie

Seasons:
T
he fishing season is year-round.
Spring:
Spring is the best time for bass and crappie. Late spring is good for bluegill and sunfish.
Summer:
This is a good time for all three species of bass as well as the hybrid stripers. It is also good
for Bluegill and sunfish.
Fall:
Fall it a great time for bass.
Winter:
Winter months are good for bass, and late winter days for black crappie

Lake Level: Chatuge Lake

Weather: Hiawassee, Georgia

Recommended Lures and Bait For :
Bass - spotted, smallmouth and largemouth

Hybrid Bass:

Bluegill:

Crappie:





























Fly Fishing - Recommended Flies For :
Largemouth Bass - Minnow, Crayfish

Hybrid Stripers - Shad

Bluegill/Shellcrackers - Minnows, Nymphs, Terrestrials
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Recommended Fly FishingTackle & Gear
Fly Line:
Floating 3  to 8 weight, depending on species
Leaders:
Leaders for Bass
Leaders for panfish
Best Fly Rods: 3 weight to 8 weight depending on
species:
Journeyman, Maser, Pro, Pemiere
Fly Reels: For 3 to 8 weight fly line-
Journeyman, SR Reel, Redington
Misc Items:
Polarized Sunglasses
Tools & Accessories:
Nippers, forceps, retractors, etc.
Fishing Report Archives:
Coming soon
Recommended Tackle & Gear
Line:
Braided & Mono, 4# test to #25 test, depending
on the species of fish
Spinning Rods:
Ultra light to heavy depending on species of fish
Casting Rods
Light to heavy Rod, depending on species of fish
Spinning Reels:
Ultra light to heavy depending on species of fish
Spinning rods:
Light to heavy depending on species of fish
Misc. Items:
Tackle Boxes
Landing Nets
Options For Selecting Flies:
1. Email us (sales@perfectflystore.com)
with the dates you will be fishing this area and we will send you a list of our fly
suggestions. Please allow up to 24 hours for a response.
2. Call us 800-594-4726 and we will help you decide which flies you need.
3. Email us (sales@perfectflystore.com)
with a budget for flies and we will select them to match the budget and get them to
you in time for your fly fishing trip.
All orders are shipped free in the
U. S. Orders over $100 are shipped via Priority Mail.  
Options For Selecting Lures and Bait:
1. Email us (lures@perfectflystore.com)
with the dates you will be fishing this area and we will send you a list of our fly
suggestions. Please allow up to 24 hours for a response.
2. Call us 800-594-4726 and we will help you decide which flies you need.
3. Email us (lures@perfectflystore.com)
with a budget for flies and we will select them to match the budget and get them to
you in time for your fly fishing trip.
All orders are shipped free in the
U. S. Orders over $100 are shipped via Priority Mail.