Made it out this morning, and was surprised to see lots of people out there. I guess the apathy for the football team is causing people to choose to go fish instead of the usual gameday events....

Anyway, Fished from 9:30 till 1:00 and landed 25. 2 browns and the rest were an even mix of bows and brookies. The good news is that the brookies are extremely colorful and getting larger. I caught 2 that were 11". But the best news is that I landed 3 bows that were 18+". Hopefully this is a result of the new slot limit. Water temp was 56 degrees, and the fish were fighting with fury today. Absolutely wonderful day to be outside, and I am so thankful that I am blessed with the opportunity to enjoy this sport and the beautiful scenery in East Tennessee. I look forward to the day I can introduce my son to fishing and the outdoors.

I will post some pics later, I haven't had a chance to look at them yet.