I'm coming to the McMinnville area the day after Christmas. The purpose of the trip is to see my wifes brother before he heads off to Iraq with the US Army. He has fished with me before when he was younger here in the Carolinas, and he asked me to bring my boat and take him fishing one more time before he leaves. Can anyone give me any pointers on what lake/river to head to? He is content with anchoring down for a monster. It looks like Chicamauga is only about 90 minutes away, so that would be great. Does anyone have any general tips on where to put in, what to look out for, and WHERE TO BUY BAIT???? :crazy: Any help is GREATLY appreciated, and I am sure this soldier will appreciate it.