Stripers in Tennessee bring Fish of Week honors

Mike Plass and Larry Brezinski catch the stripers, including one for Fish of the Week, in Tennessee.

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Mike Plass and Capt. Chadwick Ferrell with a 45-pound striper caught below the Tellico Dam in Tennessee.


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.


Larry Brezinski and Mike Plass even doubled up on big stripers below Tellico Dam in Tennessee.


FOTW, the celebration of big fish and their stories (the stories matter) around Chicago fishing, runs Wednesdays in the Sun-Times. Submit nominations by message on Facebook (Dale Bowman), on Twitter (@BowmanOutside) and Instagram (@BowmanOutside) or email (

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