BAIT TN-I Cherokee 4-21-13



B.A.I.T. TN-I  Div.

1420 McCarty Rd.

Knoxville, TN 37914

(865) 679-2233


Smiley and Gibson Win

B.A.I.T. TN-I on Cherokee

            Sunday April 21, 2013 was a nice warm and windy day on Cherokee Lake. The fish bit well and 36 boats showed up to compete for a first place prize of $920.00. First place honors went to the team of Tim Smiley and Steve Gibson with five nice fish weighing 17.49 lbs. They netted $920.00 for their efforts. Second place went to the team of David and Randy Collinsworth with 16.98 lbs. and was worth $530.00. Third place went to Burton Bryan and Jeff Russell with 15.58 lbs. worth $310.00. Fourth place went to Greg McDavid and Ken Vicchio with 15.56 lbs. worth $260.00. Fifth place went to Bobby Ferguson and Charlie McConnell with 15.00 lbs. worth $210.00. Sixth place went to Randy Carroll and Mike hobby with 14.80 lbs. worth $150.00.


Largemouth lunker went to the team of Willie Collins and Larry Johnson weighing 5.14 lbs. and was worth $170.00. Smallmouth lunker went to the team of Ed Lewis and Marvin Perry weighing 4.53 lbs. and was worth $170.00. The Watson’s Marine Contingency Money went to the team of Ed Lewis and Marvin Perry for being the highest finishing Triton boat.


B.A.I.T. and Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce have teamed up for our 2013 Classic!! We will be fishing Douglas Lake October 11-12, 2013 and we will be launching from The Pointe Marina. Check our website for more information. We have also teamed up for a benefit tournament for Goodwill Jun 8th on Douglas! For more information check out or call 865-588-8567. Also like us on Facebook and post your stories and pictures –


Congratulations to all and thanks for fishing “America’s Best Team Trail”. Our next tournament will be May 19, 2013 on Cherokee launching from the Dam. Pre-registration will be from 2 p.m. – 6 p.m. Saturday (05/18/2013) at Bucks n Bass.


Thanks to Bass Pro Shops and Tracker Marine and all of our other sponsors and for all they do. God Bless and remember to take a kid fishing! For more info call Sunny or Bud DeFOE at: 865-679-2233 (Sunny’s cell) or 865-679-0419 (Bud’s cell).