Chattanooga is a favorite fall travel destination for many reasons, and a bass fishing trip to lakes Chickamauga and Nickajack are only two of them. The surrounding mountains of east Tennessee are painted in splendid autumn colors, days are comfortably cooler and Chattanooga offers a unique blend of signature food, live music and attractions unlike anywhere else in the South. To sum it all up, it’s impossible to be bored around Chattanooga.
Bassmaster Elite Series pro and Tennessee native Brandon Lester ranks the lakes high on his list of favorites. That is high praise from someone that makes their living traveling far away from home, fishing the nation’s best bass lakes. He also likes to bring his family there for fun.
“There is so much to like about Chickamauga and Nickajack,” he said. “Fall fishing is fantastic and Chattanooga has so much to offer families.”
Visit Chattanooga, follow the state’s current social distancing and COVID-19 precautions, and come away with memories that will make you want to return. Here is a list of ideas for planning your trip.