Went out this morning on Watts Bar Lake to drag some cut gizzard shad in a new area. It’s a main river channel ledge but has a crazy hump right in the middle of it. Caught two little dinks in the 1 1/2 lb range fairly early but then it just died off. Marked a bunch of fish on that hump but I believe they may have been white bass. May have to go back and test that theory. Moved up to another section of the main channel ledge where I’ve had lots of success and it was like all of the fish had disappeared at first. Finally got back on some including a 4.5 lb blue and this 23.6 lb blue. And then tragedy struck. If any of you are fishing Watts Bar and come across this nice blue with this nice set of fish grippers still clamped to the lower lip, tell him I said hi. I had the strap around my wrist and was putting him in the water to make sure he was ready to release since I had him out of the water longer than I like. As soon as he hit the water he spun, tore the grippers out of my hand and the strap came off of my wrist. Down to the depths he went with some new lip jewelry. Hoping he’s large enough that they won’t kill him and maybe someone else will catch him and get a free set. Time to go buy another set I guess.