The winter bite has been much like last year with all the warm weather and rain. The fish are up shallow feeding on bait fish, with the right conditions the bite has been on fire. On calm slick days a single Swimbait is key but on those windy rainy days a rattle trap has been best. Seems like if the weather is terrible the bite is awesome as the weather starts to stay consistently warm the bite will just get better. Matching the hatch has very important to catching the bigger fish, always try to catch some of the bait in the area you are fishing so you can match their exact size. Truebass Swimbaits make a great selection of sizes that will cover all bases on Chickamauga. Also a shad colored rattle trap either quarter ounce or half ounce. Hope this helps everyone catch some fish.