Lake Nickajack

Discussion in 'LOCAL TENNESSEE TALK' started by Brad30110, Jun 28, 2009.

  1. Brad30110

    Brad30110 New Member

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    Does anyone have any info on this great lake. I willing be fishing it next weekend for catfish and bass.
    If anyone could answer a couple of questions..
    Where's the best place to get shad out there, is it easy to get the boat to the area? How good is the fishing around the dam? Does the lake produce large catfish? or anything else you could help me out on. Thanks

    If anyone whats to meet down there I will be staying at the primitive camp grounds just off I24.
     
  2. fairweatherfisherman

    fairweatherfisherman New Member

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    I'm not sure what the policy about mentioning other forums is here, but if you google Chattanooga Fishing Forum, and get an ID on there, there is a ton of information about Chickamauga Dam and Nickajack dam and the lake between them. They do catch some very nice catfish out of there. Shad are usually either easy or impossible below Nickajack, mostly yellowtails in my experience. There are sometimes skipjack in the tailwater, but I've not been there recently so I can't say if any are there now.