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.
Here we are with KVD and Russ Lane. In this week of "firing up" lethargic schools of fish, they obviously are trying to do just that. Both are swapping cast-by-cast replays and what's working and not. It just did work for KVD from the screenshot of the solid keeper he just put into the livewell. With only 15 spectator boats, the cheer of the crowd was more like a golf gallery than yesterday's football stadium atmosphere.