Lake Chatuge Fishing Report – March 2023

GON Staff | March 1, 2023

Chatuge: Level: 6.4 feet below 1925. Temp: 51-53 degrees. Clarity: Clear

Bass: Guide Eric Welch, of Welch’s Guide Service, reports, “Fishing has been good. The lake has come up some, along with the water temps, which have the spotted bass on the move. I’ve been catching fish on rocky banks, points and offshore structure. This time of year it’s hard to beat a Ned rig, along with a 3.5-inch swimbait. It’s also a good time to throw a jerkbait and an A-rig. What I’m doing mostly is using my forward-facing sonar to find fish. I keep it set at 75 feet looking in front of the boat, and when I mark fish, I can cast into them and stop my bait right on them. On offshore brush, if you scan around and don’t see any fish, there is no use in wasting time. Go on to the next spot. If it continues getting warmer, the bite is only going to improve because the baitfish are going to get more active. By the mid month, you should start seeing fish move up and around areas they will spawn at. Also target docks that may have some brush deep or access to deep water. Good luck.”

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