Lake Chatuge Fishing Report – June 2020
Chatuge: Level: 1.1 foot above full. Temp: Mid 70s. Clarity: Clear.
Spotted Bass: Guide Shane Goebel at Hughes General Store reports, “The early morning topwater bite has been strong. Topwater plugs, Spooks and jerkbaits have worked well. Look for fish to be schooled up on shallow clay banks, humps and off points. In terms of location, the upper end of the lake has been producing slightly better numbers than the lower end.”
Hybrids: Guide Shane Goebel at Hughes General Store reports, “Currently, hybrid fishing is great as the fish are schooling in large numbers, and we are catching some big quantities. Most of our hybrids are averaging 6 to 10 pounds. The early morning bite has been prime. Look for schools of fish off shallow humps along the main channel, clay banks and off points. Backs of creeks and the river are the best locations. Downlining live blueback herring has been the best technique. Search out your areas and watch your electronics. Fish will be slightly shallower in the early morning hours and will move to deeper water by mid-morning. The topwater bite remains very good. When these fish start busting on bait, it’s always a good idea to have a plug, Spook or Red Fin at the ready. This same pattern should be in place for the whole month of June. Then they’ll start to move off to deeper water.”
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