Howes with two good ones

Lake Chickamauga, like many fisheries, has a 18-inch requirement on smallmouth. Also, anglers who do catch an 18-inch bronzeback can only keep one in their 5 fish limit.

Florida pro and former Classic qualifier Rich Howes has one of those big smallmouth in his livewell and has another good largemouth to pair with it. He's looking to fill out his limit, but it has to feel good to catch two above-average fish to get his limit started instead of sifting through small ones to find a line burner.