This 36,240 acre reservoir on the Tennessee River boasts 810 miles of shoreline and has a reputation for excellent fishing for crappie, walleye, trophy catfish, and Florida largemouth bass. It is also home to the current Tennessee State Record largemouth bass at 15lbs 3oz.
Trophy bass managed lake
Home of the current TN State Record largemouth bass which is 15 pounds 3 ounces caught in 2015.
Continued management of fish and habitat
Stockings of crappie, walleye, Florida largemouth bass
Annual habitat improvements projects.
Created when the Chickamauga Dam (as part of the Tenn. Valley Authority), was completed in 1940
Named after the Chickamauga Cherokee who used to live in the area.
For rules and regulations, please visit tnwildlife.org.