CHEROKEE LAKE: Late Winter Bass Fishing Cold MUDDY Water

Today’s video takes place on Cherokee Lake in East Tennessee in late February. East Tennessee has been hammered with heavy rainfall throughout the month leaving muddy water and high water levels as the challenge for todays trip. The large influx of water coupled with large temperature swings from week to week has made the bite very inconsistent but in stained water fish are often concentrated in very predictable areas. Creeks and pockets that contain cleaner and/or warmer water are always high percentage areas during these conditions.

-7’3 Duckett Ghost Heavy Casting Rod
– 6’9 Duckett Micro Magic Pro Medium Cranking Rod

– Quantum Classic Casting Reel 5.1:1 Gear Ratio
– Diawa Tatula 100 Casting Reel 6.3:1 Gear Ratio

– YUM Flash Mob Jr. Alabama Rig
– 3.75 Strike King Rage Swimmers
– 1/4 oz & 1/8 oz Strike King Squadron Swimbait Heads

– Rapala DT6 Crankbait

Alabama Rig- 20lb Sunline Super Natural Mono
Rapala DT6 – 10lb Sunline Assassin Flourocarbon

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