Lake Chatuge Fishing Reports – October 2020

GON Staff | September 25, 2020

Chatuge: Level: 2.5 feet below full pool. Temp: 79-80 degrees. Clarity: Clear.

Bass: Guide Eric Welch reports, “The fishing in September has been tough, but with the lake starting to come down and with the cooler weather, the baitfish are starting to get active. I’m starting my mornings out looking for breaking fish, which is normally around flats or in pockets. The topwater baits I’m using are a Berkley Cane Walker, an Ima Skimmer and a Strike King Sexy Dawg. I just mix them up until I find the magic bait. I have been following up in areas where the fish have been breaking with a 1/8-oz. swimbait head and a 3.25-inch Rage Swimmer. After the morning bite dies down, I will start targeting humps, deep points and rocky banks around these areas. I’m throwing a drop shot with a 6.5-inch Roboworm, a 3/16-oz. shaky head with a 6.5-inch Strike King green-pumpkin finesse worm and a Ned rig with a green-pumpkin TRD worm. If you know where there is brush deep or around docks, throw a 3/8-oz. pb/j jig. As the month goes on, the fishing is just going to going to get better.”

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