Last week we went up to Kingsport, TN to meet up with Randy Ratliff (Troutfishers Guide Service) to spend a day chasing Smallmouth on the Holston proper. When I suggested this idea to Steve as a feature for the premiere issue of SCOF, I was met with what I will politely call skepticism. In less polite circles it would be called Steve looking at me like I was full of shit. Either way, the car ride up to Tennessee was spent reassuring Steve that… yes, I know it’s late November…yes, I know they are bass…and yes, Randy said it would fish. Well Steve will now attest, that in Randy we trust because the Holston proper did indeed fish…for bass…in late November. Here are some of the pics we aren’t gonna use in the issue. Thanks again Randy.