Catching RIVER BEASTS!! GIANT Bass and BIG Catfish (Ft. Reel Beasts)

What a great day of fishing! Patrick Kelley and Joe Arnold joined me on the Tennessee River (Nickajack Lake) to catch bass and catfish. Things started off a little slow in the early morning, but at a certain point, the bite got red hot. Patrick caught two GIANT smallmouth bass (one was 4.50 lbs and the other at 3.60 lbs), while Joe caught his first ever blue catfish that happened to be 38 lbs. When the big bass and big catfish are biting, it makes for a stellar day.

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When: April 13, 2019
Where: Tennessee River, Nickajack Lake
Time: 7:15am – 2:00pm
Water Temperature: 63°
Current Level: 46,000 cfs
Bait: Live shiners (bass), raw chicken and cut skipjack (catfish)
Bass tackle: Gander Mountain Advantage Series 5’6″ ultra light spinning rod spooled with 4 lb monofilament line with a drop shot rig with an Eagle Claw size #2 baitholder hook
Catfish tackle for drifting: 6’6″ medium action Shakespeare Ugly Stik rod with a Sienna 2500FD reel spooled with with 10 lb monofiliament line down to a 20 lb monofilament leader with a 4/0 kahle hook, and a 6’6″ Shakespeare Ugly Stik medium action rod with an Outdoor Angler reel spooled with 10 lb monofilament line down to a 20 lb monofilament leader with a 4/0 kahle hook
Catfish tackle for anchor: 7’6″ Shattered Cat rod with an Okuma Classic XT CLX-300L/CLX-300La baitcaster levelwind reel spooled with 40 lb monofilament line carolina rigged with an 80 lb monofilament leader down to a Team Catfish 8/0 double action circle hook and a santee cooper rig with the demon dragon peg float with an 80 lb monofilament leader down to a Team Catfish 8/0 double action circle hook
Method: Anchor and drift fishing from my 17′ Aluminum G3 DLX 1756 Gator Jon Boat

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