Big cull for Nevada anglers

After a long drought, Doren and Lachniet just landed a 4-pounder, a fish that culls out one of their much smaller bass

Doren was blindcasting around the shallow flat and saw the bass follow his chatterbait out of the grass. With the bass still in sight, Lachniet followed up with his bait and caught the bass.

It was a morale boost for the team, who had broke off a bass 15 minutes earlier.

BassTrakk has Doren and Lanchiet with a three-bass limit worth 8-4.

Vegas anglers fill limit

Doren and Lachniet made a move from their row of docks to a grassy area in the back of one of the more popular creeks on Lake Chickamauga.

Their move has paid off with a 15-inch keeper largemouth as well as an estimated 3-pound bass that filled out their limit.

“This is our fastest start this week,” Doren said.

The area they are currently in has produced several of their big fish during the week. Currently, jigs and chatterbaits have been the baits of choice in this particular area.

While other boats in the creek have fished the main creek channel and deeper grass beds, Doren and Lachniet have stuck to the shallower grass flats and have found success.

With their fast start, they have the rest of the day to upgrade and expect their afternoon bite to be even more productive.

Championship Saturday begins on Chickamauga

Championship Saturday has started for the 2021 Mossy Oak Fishing Bassmaster High School National Championship presented by Academy Sports + Outdoors and the leaders Carter Doren and Ryan Lachniet from the Sin City Bass Club are off to a good start.

So far, the duo has landed one keeper bass, something they haven’t done in the morning hours of this tournament so far. This week, their bite has gotten better as the day progresses.

Doren and Lachneit started the day with a two-day total of 26 pounds, 3 ounces. They started their tournament by catching 15-1 and followed up with 11-2 yesterday.

Forward-facing sonar has been a huge asset for them this week as well.

Currently, the duo is focusing on a row of docks South of takeoff, using a variety of slower presentations to try and coax a bite.

Huge Day 2 catch

Kayden Townsend and Briley Knowles with a huge Day 2 catch at Lake Chickamauga.

New York team lands big one

Photo: Emily Hand 

After placing 132 yesterday, the Oneida Lake High School Bassmasters duo of  Owen Niles and Christian Misciagna just made a huge cull, catching around a 5-pound bass around some shallow grass.

As they placed the 5-pounder in the livewell, Niles broke off another decent size fish on a topwater bait.

With a 3 1/2-pounder and another keeper already in the livewell, they are looking to make a huge jump up the leaderboard and potentially make a run at the Top 12 cut.