Lake Chatuge Fishing Report October 2016

GON Staff | September 28, 2016

Chatuge: Level: 6.5 feet low. Temp: 81-83 degrees. Clarity: Clear.

Bass: Guide Eric Welch reports, “The lake has dropped more than normal, due to the lack of rain the past couple months. The water temp has dropped some, due to the cooler nights we’ve been having. The topwater action is picking up. I’m still throwing a Strike King Sexy Dog tied on a spinning rod for those long casts. This month the topwater bite is only going to get better each day. The shad are scattered around, and I’m still seeing a lot of the bass suspended, waiting on schools of baitfish. I’ve been targeting these fish with a Strike King Sexy Spoon, Cumberland hair jigs and counting down swimbaits. Drop shots with a 4.5-inch Roboworm are working good off points and on offshore brush. Drop-shot sand jigs have also been working around deep docks.”

Linesides: Eric reports, “The stripers and hybrids have been running deeper this month. I’ve been catching them down rigging live herring in 25 to 60 feet of water. They’ve been chasing deep schools of baitfish. Fall and winter fishing is some of the best fishing we have in north Georgia. If you’ve never fished in the winter months, you don’t know what you’re missing.”

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