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One day...At Harrison Bay

Posted by Mike Cheatham on Aug 24th 2019

One day...At Harrison Bay
One of the things I enjoy (very selfishly I must add) about spending so much time fishing out of my kayak across the country is meeting folks at the ramp. The conversations range from a simple hello, to “where you from with that accent”, to detailed explanations about how kayak tournaments work. I am always open to introducing anyone to the world of kayaking and kayak bass fishing. Last weekend, I was coming off the water at Harrison Bay in Chattanooga when I noticed a couple with
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I Am Not Originally from Tennessee

Posted by Mike Cheatham on Mar 20th 2019

I Am Not Originally from Tennessee
I am not originally from Tennessee. I was born in Georgia and ended here after my family moved to Virginia and Alaska before we stopped moving. In my early twenties, I was in Georgia for a few months….Chattanooga for a few years (mom was from Lookout Mountain and dad from Ducktown by the Ocoee)…then I came back to where I will always call home, Clarksville…and I have no plans to leave. I live about a mile from where I grew up, on the same bluff I ran as a kid. Just across the Cumberland
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Here We Go Round And Around...

Posted by Mike Cheatham on Jan 8th 2019

Here We Go Round And Around...
There are several species of fish that an angler can chase from a kayak. Being an avid kayak tournament angler I focus primarily on bass, practicing CPR; catch photograph and release. It is a great feeling to win the battle against a giant bass and put her back, watching her swim away knowing she will produce many more bass. Once in a while, it is just as fun (and filling) to load the boat with crappie; and release them into the fryer.Now, I have fished for crappie for years…choosing artificial
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Love Tennessee In The Winter

Posted by Mike Cheatham on Jan 5th 2019

Love Tennessee In The Winter
The unseasonably warm December weekend (well, maybe not “unseasonably” – it is Tennessee) called me to go fishing. After fishing tournaments almost every weekend for a year, some might think a break would be in order...but then they would never understand the desire that drives us to compete...and fish, and fish, and fish...and fish...so, I unloaded my Hobie Pro Angler 14 at Yellow Creek along highway 149 and immediately saw that the water temp was in the mid 50’s. I have fished there fo
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