Caught the first 30-pound blue of the year this morning. They're comin' alive. Chickamauga Dam tailwaters.... lots of little "bait chewers" too small to inhale a shad... just tear it up. Caught three or four 5 - 10 lbs. Then tagged the horse. My first 30-pounder of the year. Light spinning rod, 12 lb. test line. It took some minutes to get him in. Figured he was good one to quit on. And for those who are interested... rockfish were slow, again. I usually rockfish first hour or so of daylight. I caught one small one, about 5 lbs. , drifting a shad. Like a bad fisherman I didn't re-tie afterwards. Hooked a good one on next drift. Had him on a while then he made a hard run and broke me off.