Harley, We fished the tournament yesterday. Me and my son in law decided to go all in, big fish or nothing.. We launced at Riverside at 6:15 am, temp was 25 with ice on ramp. We went up river, way up river, to Brushy Branch in Georgia and beyound.
We like to have froze to death getting there, my eyelids froze open and I could not blink.. Man it was a brutal ride. I have one of those face mask that looks like star wars, I just never remember to put on. I don't thnink I will have that problem anymore. And the wind did BLOW & Blow....
We fished everywhere, long line trolling, pushing minnows, slip floating trees, and casting jigs. We had one keeper fish at quiting time. We caught 25 or 30 about 7 inches long out of one tree. Our one good fish came long line trolling in State Line Cove - early. We did not go to weighin, so I don't know the results, but they should be posed soon.
Now the bad news, we watched one young man about 25, with one pole, fishing minnows under a float from the bank. He had had a stringer full and was glad to show them everyone, but he did not leave that spot all day or I would have jumped on it. So we could not fish that one little spot. We fished all around, but no luck.