db spends some time with the Iaconellis over the holiday.
With the newest six, the Fed Nation has now qualified 181 anglers for the Bassmaster Classic since the program started in 1973. They've represented 44 different states and three foreign countries.
I know some of you are going to think I’m playing a head game with the other anglers when I say this but I’ll tell you I had a tough practice. It’s colder than I expected and the fish aren’t where I thought they’d be at this time of the year. It was a real surprise.
I don’t have much insightful information about bass fishing to offer today. I’ve been sick for a couple of weeks and really haven’t done much of anything, at least not anything useful.
A Kentucky club holds a benefit tournament in September that provides food, toys and clothes for the needy at Thanksgiving and Christmas.
Last week I mentioned the Thanksgiving tournament on Lake Cumberland. I didn’t do all that well but did I ever have a good time.
After a wonderful Thanksgiving with Becky’s parents and some of her family, we came back to the house to enjoy a little rest and relaxation before I have to start traveling again. That’s a simple enough plan, something I can handle. I didn’t count on yesterday, however.
I'm working Thanksgiving Day, but it'll be fun, and I'll be spending it with my family.
Thanksgiving is a time for reflection, a time to give thanks, and a time to catch some big ole brown fish. The three or four weeks surrounding Thanksgiving is when the smallmouth bass fishing gets really good in East Tennessee.
I was messing around the other day — fishing, of course — when I ran into a fellow who reminded me about the Sunday tournaments on a local lake near my house, Deer Creek Reservoir. I’d fished them a time or two in the past and had a good time so I thought why not.