Last blog post I noted the discharge began. We're far up the lake from the dam ... but. KVD has moved away from Lane. The honeymoon is over. The plastic rig is laying on the boat deck. He's out on the very edge of the main river channel. Cranking what looks like a Strike King 6XD. My slightly educated guess is that he's getting in position for the "fired up" mode of these bass.
Hite brings in keeper No. 3, what looks to be a 5-plus-pounder.
Matt Herren has run into issues with his trolling motor. "I've lost power in my trolling motor," he said. "It's barely turning. I'm just going to do the best I can." And with that, we're jetting north, following Matt.
Jacob Wheeler weighed only four fish yesterday, so he's already matched that at 8:20 a.m. today, and he's getting close to his Saturday weight of 16-2. He's got about 14 pounds now.
Here's the predicted current schedule from the TVA. As you can see the discharge began at 8 a.m. At Chickamauga Dam.
BASSfest's Top 12 hit the water on the final day on Chickamauga hoping to bring home the trophy and a berth in the 2015 Bassmaster Classic
Matt Herren is on the board with his first keeper of the day, a 1 1/2-pounder caught near the dock at Chester Frost Park. There's a group of guys chatting with Matt from the dock, and three spectator boats as well.
Jacob Wheeler is one happy man, just over one hour into the final day of BASSfest. "That was huge!" Wheeler said as he pinned a 4-pounder to the side of his boat before lifting it in.
Yesterday Kevin told me how the presence of current pushes the bass down to the bottom. He said that's where the bass stage while waiting for bait to come past them.
Jacob Wheeler said yesterday that he had some shallow places at Chickamauga that he hadn't fished yet. He has started on one of those today - in the Hiwasse River - and it has already produced a 5-pounder and a 2-pounder.