Locals finding bass on Norris

Elite pro bass fisherman came from far and wide to try Norris Lake this week. The East Tennessee locals are holding their own.

Four of the top 10 anglers after the second day of the Walmart Fishing League Worldwide invitational tournament are East Tennesseans. A fifth made the cut as the field of 98 was culled to 20 for Saturday’s final round.

“I fish Norris about five or six times a year,” said Derrick Blake of Rockwood. “I like it in January and February. The smallmouth on this lake, they like it nasty. The colder, the nastier, the better they like it.”

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