TNCBA Tournament Results
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Tr. #7-Holston (N)
Tr. #8-Douglas (N)
Lake Russell - April 18th, 2019 (6:30am-3:30pm)
Cherokee Lake - March 30th, 2019 (7am-3pm)
“Tiger Fish Tales”
The day certainly belonged to the smallmouth of Lake Cherokee, which has certainly become known more for its abundant smallmouth population than its largemouth. As the morning broke on the leading edge of a front, expectations were high for the second event of the year. Cherokee seemed to play a Jekyll and Hyde role with the field, but through it all, the father and son duo of Wayne and Noah Winchester claimed the top spot with 15.84 pounds. The Winchester’s utilized a spinnerbait and A-Rig to fill their bag. A 12.38 pound bag landed Mark Rice and Wes Meade in second place. Rice and Meade focused on the lower end of the lake with a soft plastic jerk bait around large boulders. The top three was rounded out by Steve Legg and Keith Lester with 9.62 pounds. The team of Legg and Lester kept a bitsy bug and spinnerbait in their hand to help them claim third.
Watauga Lake - February 23rd , 2019 (7am-3pm)
“The War of Attrition on Watauga”
It was non-stop rain all day as the area experienced record flooding. The first place team of Rice and Legg relied on a multi-pronged attack involving a crankbait, swimbait, Ned Rig, and Bitsy Bug. Dison and Dison focused on shallow stained creeks with a DT10 to catch a limit. They then ran down lake throwing an underspin to upgrade and claim second. Blevins and Johnson utilized an A-Rig and “Rock Crawler” crankbait to bring three fish to the scales and claim third place. The big fish of the day, a 5.40 largemouth was caught by Rutherford on a crawfish fly. Bonus points went to Dison, Blevins, and Rutherford.