Water is on the way

Wesley Strader heard the horn sound at Lookout Shoals Dam, looked to photographer Andy Crawford and gave the thumbs up sign just minutes before 9 a.m. Water is on the way, creating the current that Strader needs if he's going to repeat yesterday's 17-pound bag.

Strader said he's going to give this area another hour, then go to his backup plan - fishing docks - if he doesn't catch 'em here.

Strader doesn't have a fish yet. He broke off a 2-pounder in the rocks about 15 minutes ago.

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