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Jim Tanner

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Winter Riding

As cold weather begins to ramp up in the Chattanooga area, rain and sometimes icy weather can make mountain biking a bit trickier than in the spring and summer.

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Lake Legend

Sammy Lee spent most of his life hauling in big bass for fun and profit.

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Reel Competition

The competitive side of fishing continues to grow in Chattanooga

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CBA Classic

Another successful season is winding down for the Chattanooga Bass Association’s annual tournament trail.

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Viva Italia

A taste of Italian cycling will come to the roads of northern Georgia on October 19.

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Fall Flies

As the warmth of the summer begins to cool into fall, fishing patterns begin to change for all species.

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Citywide Cycling

When you think about touring the intown Atlanta neighborhoods, riding a bicycle isn't the first thing that comes to mind.

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Fish like a Pro

Knoxville professional fisherman Ott DeFoe knows a thing or two about fishing.

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Comet Connection

The Silver Comet Trail in North Georgia has in many ways become the gold standard for turning abandoned rail lines into a viable pedestrian and biking lane

Night fishing for bass

Fishing at night is more commonly associated with catfish, but with the right strategies and bait, even bass anglers can find success after the sun goes down

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Bass Mastery

For the second consecutive year, Chickamauga Lake has been named one of the top 10 bass fishing lakes in the United States.

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Bike Fight

While it may not be as exciting as a rumble between rival motorcycle gangs, bicyclists in Chattanooga and Knoxville are squaring off this summer to see which community has the best cyclists—or at least the most active cyclists.

Bama Trails

With so many mountain biking trails so close to downtown Chattanooga, it is sometimes easy to overlook some equally special trail systems just a few miles further down the road.

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Bass Yakkers Band Together

In 2012, Stansifer and three friends decided to try kayak fishing—a decision that led to the formation of the Chattanooga Bass Yakkers fishing club and tournament trail.

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Students of the Sport

Two Scenic City cyclists hope to race from college into the pro ranks

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Dog Fishing

Dogs may be man’s best friend, but crappie fishing could prove to be one of dog’s best friends.

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Trading Spaces

Brooklyn Hughes is living the best of both worlds.

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3S3M New Challenges

Bad weather last year and a cold early part of this year threw a bit of a wet blanket on early registration for the 3-State, 3-Mountain Challenge century ride, but ride director Dawn Salyer says that things are starting to pick up in advance of the 27th running of the event on May 3.

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Classic Competition

A full season of competitive fishing awaits both professional and amateur anglers throughout the Chattanooga area this year.

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Reinventing the Wheel

Bicycle commuting is a growing trend in bigger cities across the country, and Chattanooga has seen its own growth among folks who live closer to the city center.

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Trophy Catch

As an incentive for anglers, the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency has the Tennessee Angler Recognition Program to recognize trophy catches made throughout the year.

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Specialized Giving

Cycle Sports Concepts bike shop on Main Street in Chattanooga recently helped make biking possible for young riders who might not have had a chance to ride otherwise.

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Starting Gate

SORBA rolls out new trail race series

For Michael Long, the past year has been a huge learning experience.

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Breaking the Ice

While winters in Chattanooga can be chilly and sometimes even downright cold, it’s still a relatively simple area for those who want to stay on the bicycle year round.

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On-the-Go Wildlife Guide

The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency has made it even easier to access information on hunting and fishing in the state and keep your fishing license up to date.

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Share the Road

Local groups push the pedal on making downtown more bike-friendly.

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Bass Catchall

These are heady days for fishing in the Chattanooga area, especially Chickamauga Lake, and 2014 promises to be even better.

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Fixie Fanatics

Jeff Rhoda has an obsession, and he wants to share it.

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Big Issues for Small Waters

With the major rivers that flow through the area and the extensive TVA reservoir system, it can be easy to overlook the role that small ponds play in fishing throughout the Chattanooga area.

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Commuter Comfort

Here’s a look at some commuter clothing and gear to make it easier to use your bike in your everyday life.

Hooked on Apps

The world of technology is coming to the old fishing hole.

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Fishing

The seventh annual Sportsman’s Warehouse Dream Bass Tournament will be held May 4 at Chester Frost Park.

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VOLUNTEER

The US Pro Championships will take place in Chattanooga May 25-27

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Assassins Among Us

Gary Grider and his buddies didn’t want to be the best anglers in the Tennessee Valley or get rich fishing — they just wanted a way to have fun.

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Tour de Cure Training

The American Diabetes Association's annual Tour de Cure will roll into Chattanooga May 18 seeking to raise money and awareness in an effort to promote healthier living.

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Cycling Central

For one local company, working with the world’s top cyclists is nothing new.

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Silver Rush

The ever-increasing range of silver carp is moving slowly, but steadily, toward the Tennessee Valley.

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Family- Friendly Fishing

Tennessee’s rivers and lakes provide a wide variety of options for anglers.

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Family- Friendly Fishing

Tennessee’s rivers and lakes provide a wide variety of options for anglers.

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WORLD CLASS ROAD TRIP

The world’s best cyclocross racers are coming to North America, and cyclists from Chattanooga are not going to miss out on a chance to see — and even compete — with the world’s best.

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Underwater Tree Trimming

Christmas trees can get a second life in area lakes and reservoirs as submerged fish cover.

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Team SORBA taking off

This winter, SORBA-Chattanooga is branching out once again in establishing Team SORBA-Chattanooga.

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Off the Hook Gift Ideas

During the colder winter months, some fishermen may spend less time on the water, but that doesn’t mean they stop thinking about fishing.

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Seasonal Cycles

Most serious cyclists in Chattanooga are year round riders, and our relatively temperate climate makes it easy to keep riding through the winter.

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Foreign Invasion

Are blood-thirsty piranha lurking in the lakes and rivers of Tennessee?

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Chattanoogans on track for cyclocross season

Here's an option for cyclists who aren't quite ready to put the bike away until the spring — cyclocross.

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Bygone Bicycles

Ben Powell was around when the cycling craze was just starting to take off in the United States — and he’s still around to help some of his longtime customers when they need help ordering a part.

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In Memory of Jeff West

Noted local kayaker Jeff West was killed Sept. 11 while attempting a solo run down the Class V-VI rapids of the Grand Canyon of the Stikine River in British Columbia.

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Last Cast

for CBA Season

The 2012 CBA season will end in October. Don't miss these highlights.

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Big Cat Hunt

Try these tips for catching catfish as fall begins to arrive

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