With winter settling in, time to think south.
Larry Brezinski sent this photo of Mike Plass and guide Capt. Chadwick Ferrell of Fish On! Guided Tours with the 45-pond striper caught by Plass in November on the Tennessee River below the Tellico Dam. Brezinski emailed that they caught 17 stripers with skipjacks. That included a double of 20-pound fish by Brezinski and Plass.
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