Fishing report: Heat has pushed bass into deeper water

To report the most up-to-date information on fishing in the Midstate, The Tennessean has asked for contributions from several avid anglers. They will report on their latest trips as well as offer tips. To add a report, contact Mike Organ at 615-259-8021 or

• Melvin Stewart on the Cumberland River: On Sunday I fished a local tournament in Ashland City with a good buddy. After heavy rains on Saturday the river was a couple of feet above summer pool, had a strong current and the back waters were muddy. We traveled west after much searching and found clearer water. With just two hours left until weigh-in my partner Mark Wakefield flipped a jig and caught a 6.13-pound largemouth bass. We also caught a few keeper Kentucky’s on a jig. Mark won the Big Fish award in the tournament. Visit

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