The FLW Tour’s sixth stop of the season is Lake Chickamauga in east Tennessee. One of the gems of the South for hunting monster bass, the Lake of the Giants promises big fish – and lots of them – and perhaps the best chance of seeing the century mark broken this season.
Here’s a closer look at Lake Chickamauga, by the numbers.
Number of pros in this year’s Tour field with a prior FLW win on Chickamauga (Alex Davis).
Most FLW top 10s on Chickamauga by anglers fishing this week’s event (Buddy Gross, Bryan Thrift). Larry Nixon has two top 10s on Chickamauga.
Number of times the FLW Tour has visited Lake Chickamauga, not including this week’s event.
Number of Tour pros who live within 60 miles of Chickamauga (Chris Whitson, Hensley Powell, Brad Knight, Eric Jackson, Buddy Gross, Miles Burghoff).
Weight of the Tennessee-record spotted bass, landed by Chris Coleman at Chickamauga on Feb. 22, 2011.
Number of pros who have fished at least five FLW events on Chickamauga. Buddy Gross, Brad Knight, Bryan Thrift and Barry Wilson lead the way with six.
Number of pros in this year’s Tour field who have a previous top-five finish in FLW competition at Chickamauga (Alex Davis, Darrell Davis, David Dudley, David Gaston, Buddy Gross, Tom Monsoor, Larry Nixon, Bryan Thrift, Barry Wilson).
Biggest bass weighed in for Big Bass in an FLW event on Chickamauga. Rogne Brown weighed in that hawg as part of his 40-14 mega-bag in a 2013 T-H Marine Bass Fishing League Volunteer Division event.
Weight of the Tennessee-record largemouth, pulled from Chickamauga’s waters by Gabe Keen on Feb. 13, 2015.
Size of the bag Brent Butler weighed in on day three of the Costa FLW Series Southeastern Division event on Chickamauga back in March, en route to a 68-08 three-day total and a win.
Biggest one-day total in an FLW event on Chickamauga, weighed in by Rogne Brown.
In miles, the length of Chickamauga, from Watts Bar Dam to Chickamauga Dam.
Largest total in a three-day FLW event on Chickamauga, weighed in by Brent Butler in this year’s Costa FLW Series Southeastern Division event.
In feet, the approximate maximum depth of the reservoir.
Second-largest four-day total in an FLW event on Chickamauga, weighed in by Michael Wooley in the Tour event in 2015.
Heaviest four-day total in an FLW event on Chickamauga, weighed in by Casey Martin in 2013.
Mile marker at which the Hiwassee River empties into Chickamauga.
Approximate full pool for Chickamauga (in feet above sea level).
In miles, the shoreline of Chickamauga.
Year the Chickamauga Dam was completed, creating Lake Chickamauga.
Total combined weight of all fish weighed in during the FLW Tour’s last stop at Chick in 2015.
Largest total combined weight for an FLW event on Chickamauga, which came in 2017 during a Costa FLW Series Southeastern Division event. It took 191 pros just two days of fishing to compile that weight.
In acres, the surface area of Chickamauga.