Prior to 1986 is used spend several weeks each year working in Muscle Shoals, AL. One of my clients and I would try to get out each week for a few hours on the Tennessee River, usually Wilson Lake east of the dam. On rare occasions we would go to just below Joe Wheeler chasing smallies. We planned my visits for April and October when the smallmouth fishing was best. Here is a photo of my best fish ever, the largest just under 4 lbs.
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