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Mike Ianconelli leading day 1 Bassfest at Chickamauga Lake

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It’s a great day for Bassmaster Elite pros in Tennessee. Day 1 on Chickamauga Lake the lunkers are out there and the stringers are heavy. Doing what they do best bass fishing. The Bassfest June 11-15, 2014 is free and fun for the whole family. The outdoor expo has some 60 vendors, freebies and things to do for the kids.

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The top 60 will move on to Saturday

According to the pros there where large numbers of big bass lying all around the banks making shallow the name of the game. Throw big baits and get those big bass off the nest. The current on the TVA is moving and everybody has their own style of fishing.

The new bass fishing capital

Come on down.

  • Friday June 13 Bassmaster University will be going full swing with 20 ”Get ‘er done” seminars to upgrade your fishing and enthusiasm.
  • On Thursday and Friday the college anglers will be on Watts Bar Lake for the Carhart Bassmaster College Series Eastern Regional, with weigh-in at Dayton Point Park.
  • The High School Elite Experience will be going on Saturday for teens in grades nine through twelve.
  • Win a free trip to the 2015 Bassmaster Classic sponsored by Booyah, plus a chance to win a Toyota Tundra.
  • Visit the Toyota Hiring Our Heroes Monster Tundra booth designed to help Veterans create their own personal brand to be able to market themselves to civilian employers, Personal Brand Resume. All events are free.

The top 12 move on to Sunday

Over $100,000 in winnings Sunday will settle matters for good.. The tension is like static in the air. Late for the weigh-in, out of boundaries, even the great anglers can have meltdowns. The last weekend in June 2013 on FLW after a four-day tournament on Lake Chickamauga, rookie pro Casey Martin’s stringer was the second largest in FLW history weighing in at 103-3. Anything can happen.

The battle of the ounces is on:

1. Mike Ianconelli 25-12

2. Edwin Evers 24-3

3. Tommy Biffle 23-1

4. Takahiro Omori 22-15

5. Kevin Van Dam 22-9

6. Matthew Herren 22-7

7. Jacob Wheeler 22-6

8. Jason Christie 22-5

9. Davy Hite 21-8

10. Jason Williamson 21-3

11. Scott Rook 20-10

12. David Smith 20-6

13. Greg Hackney 20-5

14. Fred Roumbanis 20-0

15. Terry Scroggins 19-7

16. Brett Hite 19-2

16. Skeet Reese 19-2

17. Britt Meyers 19-1

18. John Crews 18-14

19. Brandon Palaniuk 17-15

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