Went bank fishing yesterday on Ft. Loudon. I was using cut shad and live blue gill for bait. I caught a 6lb large mouth (my personal best) on the cut shad. I also had a monster hit the cut shad. Whatever it was it had it in his mouth for around 15 seconds or so and it was the biggest freshwater fish I've ever felt. Unfortunately since I was fishing with circle hooks I was trying to let it hook itself and he spit it out. Never again will I not set the hook. The live blue gill was fished with a 3 way rig on the bottom and I caught a 2.5lb small mouth. The booger hung me up under a big rock. He jumped out of the water and I knew he was a bass. I tried forever to get him out and I ended up swimming out about 20 yards and getting him. Man that water was cold! I don't catch enough bass not to have landed him. Also caught a very small channel while trying to catch bluegill for bait. No decent cats yesterday but a very rewarding day. Attached is a pic of the large mouth.