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Jim Tanner

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Trading Spaces

Brooklyn Hughes is living the best of both worlds.

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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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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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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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Classic Competition

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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Foreign Invasion

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

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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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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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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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Big Cat Hunt

Try these tips for catching catfish as fall begins to arrive

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Seasonal Cycles

For seven days in the middle of September, more than 250 cyclists will get to see some of the best Tennessee has to offer.

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In the Tube

Float-tubes are ideal for fishing areas that are more difficult to reach and require different strategies.

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River Gorge Omnium Returns

Entering its 11th year, the two-day River Gorge Omnium road cycling competition will be held Aug. 25–26.

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SORBA Reshapes Raccoon

Things are happening on Raccoon Mountain, and mountain bikers from throughout the Southeast are going to be excited to see what’s new.

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Angling Women

Fly fishing has attracted many women to lakes and streams in recent years, and several outdoor companies have begun developing women-specific waders, vests, and other gear.

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Road Trip

Durward Higgins is not a typical 70-year-old man.

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Striper Search

There are still striper to be caught in the warmer months if you know where to look.

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Hellacious Catch

Hunter Owens of East Ridge made a pretty special discovery while fishing in Ringgold, Ga.

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Tales from the WNC Fly Fishing Trail

After a three-hour drive from Chattanooga, I'm fly fishing for trout on the Tuckasegee River near Sylva, N.C., experiencing the Western North Carolina Fly Fishing Trail — the only fly-fishing trail in the United States.

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Pedal Partnership

Have you ever wanted to zip across town without having to go to the trouble of getting behind the wheel of your car and struggling with the hassle of parking in downtown Chattanooga?

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School of Fish

When you think of big-time college sports, thoughts usually turn to football and basketball. What about bass fishing?

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Century Turns 25

What originally started as an extremely challenging club ride for local cyclists has grown into one of the larger cycling events in the Southeast and the cornerstone of Chattanooga’s resurgence as a hub for outdoors activity.

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Musky Mystique

If fly fishing for trout or pan-fish has become a bit tame, there’s a new challenge for fly fishermen that promises excitement and a big fight.

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Booker T. Mountain Biking

Mountain bike racing returns to Booker T. Washington State Park March 10-11 with three different types of races to kick off the 2012 Tennessee Bicycle Racing mountain bike race schedule.

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Casting Call

While there’s still plenty of fishing to be done in the winter months, many anglers take a little break during the winter months.

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