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Jacob Wheeler six-pound lead Day 2 Bassfest Lake Chickamauga

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“The Chick” is hot. Giant bass bags. Bassfest, half fishing expo, half fishing tournament, full beast five days of fishing extravaganza. The pros batlle it out for a piece of the $875,000 pie and berth into the 2015 Bassmaster Classic, 140 bass fishermen (107 Bassmaster Elite Series and and 33 Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Open Series).

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The top 50 will move on to fish Saturday

Not Friday but Saturday, the anglers will get Friday off unlike Bassmaster Elite Series tournaments in the past. Instead the pros are on top at the expo conducting seminars and shaking hands and kissing babies with the bass fans. The 90 who get eliminated will be fishing on Lake Nickajak for a second chance and the top ten, will fish with the 50 on Saturday.

Jim Dillard is giving his BassCat away, look for the link in the next week or two so you can enter to win

June on the Tennessee River, the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency released 14,000 Florida bass into the lake at Dayton Boat Dock. Why? To get trophy bass in Lake Chickamauga. Florida bass are so big because they get a longer growing season when compared to northern bass.

Todd Faircloth two days in a row without a limit

Day 1 Bassfest Lake Chickamauga

Jacob Wheeler, what a day. “Everything flowed today, the right decisions.” Summer ledge fishing, you can throw deep or you can throw shallow. Mike Ianconelli drops from first place on Day 1 to 20th on Day 2. Edwin Evers was riding shotgun in second place yesterday slides down to 11th place today. Tommy Biffle, showing third place on the first day of Bassfest is now in 17th place.

Carhartt Big Bass Leader, Hank Cherry 10-11

1. Jacob Wheeler 29-13 52-3

2. Kevin Van Dam 22-14 45-7

3. Greg Hackney 24-8 44-13

4. Matthew Herren 21-7 43-14

5. Takahiro Omori 20-2 43-1

6. Jason Williamson 17-10 38-13

7. David Smith 17-15 38-5

8. John Crews 19-7 38-5

9. Brett Hite 18-15 38-1

10. Gerald Swindle 22-11 38-0

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