TENNESSEE: 65-acre Lake Bedford in Bedford County, near Normandy, continues to produce lunker largemouths to 10� pounds; lake is operated by state fish-and-game commission, who say phosphate-rich soil promotes fast growth. Delmer Nichols of Old Hickory removed 7-pound smallmouth from Kentucky Lake (below Pickwick Dam), but Rowland Rawley of New York City topped it with 7�-pounder from Dale Hollow; FG and OG.
MISSOURI: Lake Clearwater C, SH, FP, OF/G when cooler (as it may be by press time). Lake Wappapello, FP, OG.
LOUISIANA: Go to Lac � Sein 3 miles W of Marksville in the late afternoon so you'll be in the boat and fishing just after dusk. Rig almost any bass fly or bug on flyrod, cast toward shore. Head back for dock, tired but happy, when you've caught all the 3- to 6-pound bass your wrist can stand.
CHANNEL BASS: FLORIDA: Cleveland Pitcher Early Wynn took 22�-pound redfish on troll in Gulf off Venice, but most action was at Venice Inlet jetties, where run of 8- to 12-pounders provided FF on bait and feathered jigs; OF/G. A few reds reported in surf at New Smyrna on east coast; OF.