NEWSLETTER MARCH 28, 2013
Mike Hardin and Daniel Ellis will be
representing Tennessee in the Federation National Championship on Grand Lake
out of Wolf Cr Ramp. Official practice starts on Monday, April 7, 2013. The
first two days of practice they will fish together out of Mikes
boat. Then on Wednesday they will practice out of a New Ranger boat and will fish
with their 1st days partner. This is a new agenda to give the anglers extra
days practice. The highest finisher of the boater and co-angler will win a
birth in the Forrest L Woods Cup Tournament. and the
winning Angler will be the Living The Dream Angler for the TBF Inc. The highest
finishing Angler and Co-Angler from each of the 7 divisions will get to fish
the All American. The highest finishing Angler and Co-Angler from the All American will have a
spot in the Forest L Woods Cup.
Mike Hardin - Tennessee Boater
Hometown: Pleasant View, TN
State Federation: Tennessee
Occupation: AT&T Facility Technician
Family Members: Wife Starr, daughter Avery, son Case Fisher
Fishing Strengths/Techniques: Pitching/flipping, offshore
Favorite body of water to fish: Kentucky and Barkley Lakes
Daniel Ellis - Tennessee Co-Angler
Hometown: Gleason, TN
State Federation: Tennessee
Occupation: supervisor at DANA
Family members: wife Kandi
(teacher), 3 children: Mercedes-11,Caiden-7, and
Strengths: flipping and ledge fishing
Favorite body of water: Kentucky Lake
The West State
Tournament has been set. It will be on KY Lake, October 3 - 10 2013.
Registration will be at
the JERA Building on Thursday 3/10 from 1 PM until 3 PM. Parings
meeting will be at 6 PM. We will be launching on Trace Cr at Pebble Isle.
Please look on www.tnbass.com to find other details.
The East State Tournament is set for Douglas Lake sponsored
by Jefferson Co Tourism and will be out of Dandridge on September 26 - 29, 2013.
Registration will be at the Field of Dreams Activity Center on Thursday 9/26,
2013 from 1 PM until 3 PM. Parings meeting will be at 6 PM. Launching ramp and
weigh-in will be explained at the meeting. Please look on www.tnbass.com to
keep up with other details. More on this later.
The West State Tournament is set for KY Lake sponsored by
Humphreys Co Tourism and will be out of New Johnsonville on October 3 - 5.
2013. Registration will be at the DuPont JERA building from 1 PM until 3 PM.
The Parings meeting will be at 6 PM. We will be Launching out of Pebble Isle on
Trace Cr. Please look on www.tnbass.com
to keep up with other details.
Asian Carp Madness: A report from Carl Guffey,
our conservation director, who worked with the KY Fish & Wildlife on a two
day event using commercial fishermen as contestants to round up Asian Carp on
Kentucky and Barkley Lakes. There was $20,000 in prize money. The commercial
fishermen gathered 82,953 pounds of carp in just two days. That in itself is a
large number but from his personal observation is not a drop of water in a
fifty gallon drum. Carl worked for two 8 hour days on the water with commercial
fishermen. The participants that he observed had and average of less than one
bass per one hundred yards of net and all of the captured bass that he
witnessed were released successfully. The four man crew that he worked with could place
and retrieve a 1000 yards of nets 4 times in 4 hours. Asian Carp are a menace.
These fish are filter feeders. They are an eating machine. They can totally
cleanse the water column of all phytoplankton and algae leaving nothing for the
native fish to feed on.
To read more about Carl experience on the two day trip to KY
and Barkley Lake go to www.tnbass.com , click on
message board, then click on open discussion. Carl has 3 posts the last one was
a video about the event posted on 3/27/13. It is worth looking at. The ASIAN
CARP IS IN THE TENNESSEE RIVER AND THEY ARE COMING.
The next few dates to
be aware of are:
5/24 - 25/2013 Junior State Championship,
KY Lake, New Johnsonville, TN
State High School Championship, Nickajack Lake,
Division Championship, Barkley Lake, Clarksville, TN
Charlie's Cooking Corner:
This will be good for Easter dinner. Everyone loves it
and it is easy to fix
1 BOX JIFFY CORNBREAD MIX
1 STICK OF BUTTER
MIX TOGETHER , AND THEN ADD
1 CUP SOUR CREAM
1 CAN WHOLE KERNAL CORN - DRAINED
1 CAN CREAM STYLE CORN
AFTER MIXING ALL INGREADIENTS - BAKE AT 350 FOR 50-60
MINUTES UNTIL GOLDEN BROWN ON TOP IN A GLASS BAKING DISH