Lake Chatuge Topo Map

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Despite being an infertile mountain reservoir, Lake Chatuge has produced several state record fish, including the hybrid striped bass and smallmouth bass. Lake Chatuge is a 7,050-acre TVA reservoir constructed on the Hiwassee River for hydropower and flood control. Nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains, Lake Chatuge is breathtaking. Since the lake is infertile, its waters are usually clear and add to the attractiveness of the surroundings. Chatuge has a fair amount of stumps, logs, and brush in places, but is not rife with cover. The water is deep, and fishing depths of 25 feet or more is common on Chatuge. The lake undergoes a winter drawdown every year, but plenty of water is still available for you to fish. Lake Chatuge has undergone some dramatic changes in its life. For much of its history, Lake Chatuge was the best place in Georgia to catch smallmouth bass. The long-standing state record smallmouth of 7 pounds, 2 ounces, came from Chatuge. In the mid-1980s, spotted bass were introduced into the lake by unknown means, and the smallmouth began a precipitous decline. To add insult to injury, blueback herring were introduced into the lake in 1990s, again an unauthorized stocking, and the jury is still out on what the effects may be. Key species: spotted bass, hybrid striped bass, largemouth bass, white bass.
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Hiawassee, Georgia

Get Lake Chatuge Topo maps on One of Georgia's best walks, Lake Chatuge is located near Hiawassee, GA. Trails' printable online topo maps offer shaded and un-shaded reliefs, and aerial photos too! Use topographic map functionality to find elevation, print high resolution maps, save a PNG, or just learn the topography around Lake Chatuge. You can also get free latitude and longitude coordinates from the topographical map and set your GPS. Subscribers with access to our maps can download or print any topo, and cover more terrain when you map your Lake Chatuge route ahead of time.