Copyright 2019 James Marsh
Fishing Nickajack Lake, Tennessee
07/04/19 Fishing Report for Nickajack Lake: (See Fishing Report Archive at bottom
of page)
Description of the Lake: Nickajack Lake is a 10,370-acre reservior located in the
town of Chattanooga, Tennessee. Nickajack flows through the Tennessee River
Gorge, offering plenty of fish to find! With over 180 miles of shoreline, and over a
dozen places to launch boats, this reservior caters to all types of anglers. If you prefer
bank fishing, there is plenty of room to explore for that, and if you like to fish for a
boat, there are equally as many places to throw a line. Some of the species that call
Nickajack Lake home are; bass, crappie, catfish, walleye, sunfish, paddlefish, striped
bass and hybrid stripers.

Species:
Largemouth Bass
Smallmouth Bass
Spotted Bass
Walleye
White Bass
Striped Bass
Rock Bass
Yellow Bass
Hybrid Striped Bass
Bluegill
Redear Sunfish
Warmouth
Black Crappie
White Crappie
Paddlefish
Sauger

Seasons:
T
he fishing season is year-round.
Spring:
Late spring is a good time for bluegill and sunfish. It is the prime time for crappie. The
spring
season is also great for largemouth, smallmouth and spotted bass, white bass, striped
bass,
muskie, and hybrid and striped bass.
Summer:
This is a good time for bluegill and sunfish, as well as all five species of bass.
Fall:
Fall it a great time for spotted, smallmouth and largemouth bass as well as crappie.
Other species can also be caught.
Winter:
Winter months are the best times for muskie, walleye, largemouth, smallmouth and
spotted bass.

Lake Level: Nickajack Lake Levels

Weather: Chattanooga, TN Nickajack Lake Weather

Recommended Lures and Bait : Perfect Lures
Bass

Striped Bass

Bluegill/Shellcrackers:

Crappie:




























Fly Fishing - Recommended Flies For :
Largemouth Bass, Smallmouth Bass, Spotted Bass - Minnows, 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:
02/03/19 Bass, smallmouth, largemouth and spotted bass, are the most
pursued species at this time of the year. They are generally found in the deeper
water of the old river and creeks channels, as well as both submerged and
above water river ledges. We recommend using deep diving crankbaits and jigs
with trailers. .
03/23/19 The weather and water is still cold and the fish are holding deep on
the old river ledges and creek channels. Bass are responding to mostly jigs with
trailers and deep diving crank baits. Crappie are in the 15 to 20 foot depths and
not easy to catch.
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.  
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