Whitaker catching bass, just not the right size

While he doesn’t have a keeper to show for it, Jake Whitaker has caught plenty of fish on Tellico Lake this morning.

He has fished a crankbait around shallow rocks and lay downs around secondary points and in the backs of little pockets.

A herring on the bank snagged a 5 or 6-inch gizzard shad as well, swallowing it whole as Whitaker worked his way down the bank. 

According to BassTrakk, Whitaker has fallen to eighth-place, but he still has plenty of time to make a move up the leaderboard.