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Offline Sarge

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Chickamauga Lake
« on: June 23, 2016, 04:45:53 PM »
Braved the heat yesterday and went fishing with a friend. It was about 93F with a heat index over 100F and we still caught a few fish - all largemouth bass. No real pattern ... I caught one on a Texas rigged worm, one on a Carolina rigged worm and one breaking fish on a rattle bait. Buddy caught one flipping a big creature bait, a Carolina rigged lizard, and a couple on topwater. All but one were keeper size. Biggest was about 4 lbs... No I didn't catch it.

Can't post pics ... Not sure if there's trouble on my end or on Tapatalk.

I think Chickamauga is about #7 on Bassmaster's list of the Top 100 bass lakes. Lake record is 13lbs, 13oz. A number of 5 fish, 40+ pound bags have been weighed there. A bunch of those big bags have been caught on the Alabama rig.





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Re: Chickamauga Lake
« Reply #1 on: June 23, 2016, 06:58:14 PM »
You are brave, sounds like a great trip.

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Re: Chickamauga Lake
« Reply #2 on: June 23, 2016, 07:42:16 PM »
Sounds pretty cool Sarge!  I mean hot! 
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Re: Chickamauga Lake
« Reply #3 on: June 24, 2016, 08:07:29 PM »
Pics seem to be working now.

It was this hot...


My last one on an Xcalibur (X50, I think) ...


Saw about a dozen deer...







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Re: Chickamauga Lake
« Reply #4 on: June 29, 2016, 04:29:17 PM »
This just in... Bassmaster lists it as #3 in the Southeast.

http://www.bassmaster.com/best-bass-lakes/slideshow/25-best-bass-lakes-southeast

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Re: Chickamauga Lake
« Reply #5 on: July 02, 2016, 09:00:42 PM »
Great pics, looks like you had a good time.  I think it'd take me a long time to acclimate, I don't do heat well.  Wes

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Re: Chickamauga Lake
« Reply #6 on: July 05, 2016, 12:04:57 PM »
Great pics, looks like you had a good time.  I think it'd take me a long time to acclimate, I don't do heat well.  Wes
Thanks, Wes. We got there about the hottest time of the day but it started cooling off in a couple hours. I couldn't have handled it much longer than that (or I wouldn't have wanted to).
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