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3B Outdoors TV – South Fork Holston River, TN Swimbaits & Smallies


(NATHAN) HI I’M NATHAN LIGHT WELCOME TO THIS EPISODE OF 3B OUTDOORS. TODAY WE’RE ON THE SOUTH FORK
OF THE HOLSTON RIVER. THE SOUTH FORK JUST HAPPENS TO
BE MY FAVORITE PLACE ON THE PLANET TO FISH FOR SMALL
MOUTH BASS. NOW THIS SCENIC RIVER WINDS
THROUGH MY HOMETOWN OF KINGSPORT TENNESSEE. IT’S ALSO HOME TO A BUNCH OF
BIG MAGNUM SIZE SMALL MOUTH BASS. KINGSPORT IS ALSO HOST TO THE
FORTUNE 500 COMPANY, WORLD CLASS HOSPITALS, GREAT
SCHOOLS, CLOSE KNIT COMMUNITIES, A HOST OF
OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES INCLUDING HIKING, BIKING,
HUNTING, FISHING, GOLF, WE ALSO HAVE FOUR TRUE SEASONS
AND THIS RIVER IS RICH IN HISTORY, DATES ALL THE WAY
BACK TO THE PIONEER DAYS, WHERE THEY USED LARGE
WOODEN, FLAT BOTTOM BOATS TO TRANSPORT SALT AND OTHER
PRODUCTS DOWN STREAM BUT TODAY WE’RE IN A DIFFERENT RIDE. WE’RE IN BARRY LOUPE’S OUTDOOR
JET POWER BOAT WITH A BIG MERCURY ENGINE, LET’S JUMP
IN, HOLD ON, HIT THE RAPIDS AND GO CHASE SOME OF
THOSE BIG SMALL MOUTH BASS. (MUSIC) (MUSIC) (MUSIC) (MUSIC) (ANNOUNCER) 3B OUTDOORS BUCKS,
BASS, AND BEARDS. 3B OUTDOORS PREMIER SPONSOR IS
NEW PEOPLE’S BANK, SERVING NORTH EAST TENNESSEE
AND SOUTH WEST VIRGINIA. (MUSIC) (MUSIC & BOAT MOTOR) (NATHAN) HEY SON, I’M TALKING
BEAST. HOLY COW, LOOK HERE BOYS. I’M TALKING ABOUT A RIVER
SMALLY, A GIANT. I MEAN THIS IS A BIG ONE. GOLLY. (MUSIC & WATER SPLASHING) LOOK AT THAT BABY. SON, I’M TELLING YOU. DUDE, THAT’S WHAT WE LIVE FOR
RIGHT THERE MAN. COME DOWN HERE ON THE HOLSTON
RIVER AND BANGING SMALLIES. THIS IS THE FIRST ONE OF THE
DAY. DUDE, FIRST PLACE WE STOPPED
AT, 3:16 MISSION FISH, BIG OLD BAIT, HEAVY LINE, 17 POUND
SUNLINE, FLUOROCARBON SNIPER, PUT THE HURT ON HIM. HE SMOKED IT. WE WRESTLED HIM TO THE BOAT. MAN, WHAT A DAY AND WE’VE ONLY
BEEN HERE FIVE MINUTES. I CAN’T WAIT TO SEE WHAT’S
GOING TO HAPPEN THE REST OF THE DAY. LET’S GET HIM BACK IN THE
WATER MAN. (WATER SOUNDS) (NATHAN) AND HE’S OFF, DUDE,
LAWDS THAT’S FUN. I’M EXCITED. CAN YOU TELL? LET’S GET ANOTHER ONE BEFORE
WE GET WASHED OVER THE SHOALS. OH MAN, LOOK AT THAT BIG OLD
HEAD ON THAT ONE. I BELIEVE I’M GOING TO SWING
HIM. LOOK AT THAT, SON. BIG OLD BAIT, PRETTY GOOD SIZE
FISH. A DAY ON THE RIVER MAN. THIS TAKES ME BACK WHEN I WAS
A KID AND I HADN’T GOT OVER IT YET AND I’M A BIG KID NOW. MAN! ALRIGHT, THIS IS SO MUCH FUN. WE’RE HOOKED UP AGAIN. HE’S NOT REAL BIG BUT HE MAY
GROW UP TO BE A 10 POUNDER. I DON’T KNOW WHY THEY HIT THAT
BIG OLD BAIT BUT I’M NOT GOING TO ASK A LOT OF
QUESTIONS TODAY. MAN IT’S FAST AND FURIOUS. HE’S GOING UPSTREAM. WATCH HIM PULL ON THAT KISTLER
ROD. MAN, GOOD NIGHT, WHAT A FISH,
LOOK AT THAT TOAD. (WATER SPLASHING) (WATER SPLASHING) GET IN HERE BIG BOY. I’M GOING TO BRING YOU OVER. LOOK AT THAT, SON. BABY, BABY, BABY. RIVER FISHING, BIG SMALLIES,
WHAT CAN YOU SAY MAN, YOU JUST GOT TO BE HERE THAT’S ALL
I KNOW, JUST GOT TO BE HERE. GOOD FIGHT BIG BOY, GOOD FIGHT. YOU TALKING ABOUT ATTACK CITY,
HE DRILLED MY SWIM BAIT. HE THOUGHT HE WAS GOING TO WIN
THE WAR. I THINK I DID. (OUTDOOR SOUNDS) MAN, TWO AND HALF POUNDER
MAYBE PLUS, KNOCK THE LIVING DAY LIGHTS OUT OF YOU. HERE WE GO DUDE, BOOM, BOOM,
ALRIGHT, LETS GET ‘ER DONE DUDE, GET ‘ER DONE. HAVE YOU HOOKED UP? (ANNOUNCER) THIS PORTION OF
3B OUTDOORS IS BROUGHT TO YOU BY THESE FINE COMPANIES. (MUSIC) (COMMERCIALS) (WATER SPLASHING) (NATHAN) HAVE YOU HOOKED UP? (BARRY) HOOKED UP MAN. SWING HIM, THINKING A TWO,
THREE POUNDER. I DON’T KNOW IT MIGHT BE
BIGGER THAN 3. (NATHAN) SON, THAT’S A NICE
ONE RIGHT THERE BUDDY. (BARRY) THAT’S A BUG EYED BASS. I WANT YOU TO LOOK AT THIS. I’VE NEVER SEEN ONE LIKE THAT
BEFORE. LOOK AT THEM BUG EYES. IT’S NOT WHERE THE HOOK GOT IN
THERE BECAUSE BOTH OF THEM ARE JUST THE SAME. (NATHAN) NICE ONE RIGHT THERE
BUDDY, I’M TELLING YOU. DID HE TROUNSE IT TOO? (BARRY) HE TROUNSED IT. SON, LOOKS PRETTY MUCH, BUG
EYE, I’M TELLING YOU, HE’S FROG EYES MAN. (NATHAN) YOU MIGHT HAVE
CROSSED HIS EYES. (BARRY) WELL I DON’T KNOW. (LAUGHTER) (BARRY) THANK YOU
BUDDY. (NATHAN) THAT A BOY. (BARRY) IT ALWAYS FEELS GOOD,
FINALLY GET ON THE DEAL A LITTLE BIT, SO WE’RE GOING
TO KEEP ON TRYING. NATHAN FINALLY LET ME CATCH ONE. (NATHAN) THE TUG IS WHAT IT’S
ALL ABOUT. (BARRY) THAT’S RIGHT. (NATHAN) MAN, (OUTSIDE NOISES) (NATHAN) HE’S NOT QUITE AS BIG AS BUT LOOK
AT HIM, WITH THAT CURRENT, LOOK AT HIM. I THINK HE WANTED THAT SWIM
BAIT? (OUTSIDE NOISES) (NATHAN) MY GOODNESS. I HAD TO TAKE IT AWAY FROM HIM. THAT WAS A GOOD ONE. WE’RE STILL AFTER HIM, WE
HAVEN’T QUIT. I THOUGHT THAT ONE WAS BIG. THEY GET INTO THAT CURRENT AND
THEY ALL FEEL BIG BUT SMOKIN’ THEM ON 17 POUND LINE
AND A FLIPPING STICK AND EVERYBODY TELLS YOU OVER
HERE IN THE RIVER TO CATCH THESE SMALL MOUTH, THROW
THE LIGHT LINE AND LITTLE LURES, JUST KEEP ON
BELIEVING THAT’S ALL I CAN SAY. HAND TO HAND COMBAT! MAN THAT CURRENT MAN, THEY PULL. HE’S NOT A GORILLA BUT LOOK AT
THAT ONE. MAN, AND I WAS TELLING YOU
LOOK WHERE HE’S HOOKED IN THAT LOWER JAW. I’VE HAD THREE OR FOUR BITES
AND THEY’RE JUST SWATTING AT. I BELIEVE THEY’RE HITTING IT
FUNNY, GETTING READY TO SPAWN, WE’RE TRYING TO CATCH
THEM. LET’S GET ANOTHER ONE. SWIM BAIT ACTIVITY. (BARRY) THEY’RE ON THAT
LITTLE SWING RIGHT THERE, WHERE MY LAST TWO HIT. I’VE PUT ME A FIVE INCHER ON. I’M GETTING MORE BITES ON THIS
THEN I WAS ON A SIX. AIN’T NO BIG ONE BUT HE HIT
GOOD, A LITTLE TWO POUNDER. (OUTSIDE NOISES) (BARRY) MAN HE’S IN THERE GOOD. THAT’S THE WAY YOU WANT THOSE
SIX POUNDERS HOOKED. (NATHAN) BEAUTIFUL FISH, MAN
THEY ARE JUST COVERED UP, GETTING READY TO SPAWN
HERE SHORTLY. THAT WATER TEMPERATURE GOT UP
TO WHAT 52 NOW? (BARRY) 52 YEAH. SO IT’S GETTING GOOD. HE WANTED IT. (NATHAN) PRETTY (BARRY)
PRETTY LITTLE FISH. (NATHAN) NICE (BARRY) 3:16
KISTLER RODS, THIS IS WORKING PRETTY GOOD. THANK YOU LORD. HEY, A TEN ON THAT ONE BUDDY,
VERY LITTLE SPLASH PERFECT FORM. (NATHAN) THAT A BOY. YOU’RE THE MAN. LET’S SEE A LITTLE SMILE. (BARRY) YOU’RE THE MAN BUDDY. (NATHAN) SEE A LITTLE SMILE. THAT’S WHAT I’M TALKING ABOUT. (BARRY) HEY, YOU’RE THE MAN. YOU’RE THE MAN BUDDY. YOU’VE BEEN WHACKING THEM BUT
I’M CATCHING UP A LITTLE BIT MAYBE. (NATHAN) THE DAY IS YOUNG. (BARRY) YEAH, THIS IS GREAT. THE WEATHER’S PERFECT. THIS IS MARCH MADNESS, WHEN
YOU HIT MARCH MADNESS I DON’T CARE HOW COLD IT IS
OUTSIDE YOU NEED TO BE ON THE RIVER OR THE LAKE CAUSE
THEY’RE HITTING. SO GET ANOTHER ONE. THE WOBBLE MAKES THEM GOBBLE
RIGHT? HEY, THEY STARTED HITTING AND
THAT FIVE INCHER MADE A DIFFERENCE. (NATHAN) YOU SWITCHED UP
BAITS AND WENT ON A TEAR HERE. YOU GOT THAT ROD LOADED UP. THEY GET IN THAT CURRENT MAN,
(BARRY) THAT CURRENT ADDS ABOUT TWO, THREE POUNDS
ON IT DON’T IT? HE’S NOT A BIG ONE BUT
(NATHAN) THEY’RE ALL BIG FOR THEIR SIZE. (BARRY) YEAH HE’S A LITTLE
SMALLER THAN THAT OTHER ONE BUT MAN THEY’RE HITTING IT. YEAH I SWITCHED, I’VE BEEN
THROWING THAT SIX INCH AND I GUESS NATHAN IS AND HE’S
BEEN WHACKING THEM GOOD. MAN THEY’RE GETTING IT NOW BUT
PRETTY LITTLE FISH. BUT HE’S BEEN THROWING THE SIX
INCHER AND I HAPPENED TO TEAR THE TAIL OFF OF MINE SO I
JUST PUT ME A FIVE INCHER ON SINCE YOU’VE BEEN HITTING A
LITTLE SHORT. BASICALLY THE SAME SITUATION,
THE SAME SWIM BAIT JUST A LITTLE BIT SMALLER AND I’VE
GOT FOUR HITS AND FIVE CASTS ON IT. SO I THINK IT’S WORKING FOR ME
RIGHT NOW. SO GET ANOTHER ONE. (NATHAN) IT’LL BE MY TURN IN
A MINUTE. (BARRY) NO, THIS, IT’S BEEN
YOUR TURN ALL MORNING BUDDY, COME ON. (NATHAN) MY TURN, I’M NEXT. (BARRY) WHAT YOU’RE THE HOST
WITH THE MOST SO I GUESS IT IS YOURS. (LAUGHTER) (OUTSIDE NOISES, MUSIC, BOAT
MOTOR) (NATHAN) NEED TO GO LEFT A
LITTLE BIT, LEFT JUST A LITTLE. (BARRY) STRAIGHT UP THAT BIG
OLD (NATHAN) MAKE A HARD LEFT (OUTSIDE NOISES, BOAT MOTOR) (NATHAN) A HARD LEFT (OUTSIDE NOISES, BOAT MOTOR) (BARRY) RIGHT SIDE OF THE
BRIDGE? (NATHAN) YEAH, NO YOU’VE GOT
TO GO LEFT SIDE OF THE BRIDGE. (BARRY) OVER HERE? (NATHAN) YEAH, YOU’RE GOING
TO HAVE TO GO HARD LEFT, SEE THAT SHALLOW PLACE? (BARRY) WHAT A MAN WILL GO
THROUGH TO CATCH A FISH. (NATHAN) WE’RE CRAZY. (BARRY) WE’RE CRAZY (NATHAN)
THAT RIDE RIGHT THERE WAS IN ABOUT THREE INCHES OF WATER
OR DRY. I DON’T KNOW, I’M TRYING TO
FIGURE OUT WHICH ONE. (BARRY) ITS NOTHING. (NATHAN) THERE WE GO. (BARRY) THAT WAS AWESOME. (NATHAN) YOU TALKING ABOUT, I
THROWN THAT THING OUT THERE IN THAT WATER AND IT WASN’T
SIX INCHES DEEP AND I’M TELLING YOU, I HADN’T SEEN
HIM YET. I DON’T KNOW IF HE’S BIG OR IF
HE’S JUST MEAN OR BOTH. (BARRY) HE’S A GOOD ONE. (NATHAN) HE’S A GOOD ONE
THERE. OH YEAH. (OUTSIDE NOISES) (BARRY) HE’S ALRIGHT. (NATHAN) I SAVED HIM. LOOK HOW FAT THAT THING IS, IN
THAT CURRENT HOLY COW, IT’S LIKE HOOKING ON TO A
FREIGHT TRAIN BOYS. MADE THAT ROUGH RIDE ALL WORTH
IT. OH MAN, OH MAN. SON OF GUN, I DIDN’T SEE HIM. I HOPE HE STAYS ON. MAN, YOU TALK ABOUT STRONG,
LOOK AT THAT. OH, HANG ON THERE BOY. OH MAN. STAY ON, STAY ON, OH THERE WE
GOT HIM. GET IN HERE, I’M GOING TO
SWING HIM. LOOK AT THAT. BARELY HAD HIM SKIN HOOKED. LOOK AT THAT BIG OLD LONG FISH
THERE MAN. SWIM BAIT, BIG LINE, BIG POLES
AND WE JUST CAME UP THROUGH HERE IN ABOUT THAT
MUCH WATER, BEATING AND BANGING, THAT’S WHY. IT DON’T GET MUCH BETTER THAN
THAT. (OUTSIDE NOISES) COME ALL THE WAY UP HERE.
BANGING AROUND. THEN THEY TAKE ADVANTAGE OF
YOU LIKE THAT RIGHT THERE. TENNESSEE TRAINS UP HERE IN
ABOUT THAT MUCH WATER. (OUTDOOR SOUNDS. REEL CASTING) YEE-HA! (OUTDOOR SOUNDS) (NATHAN) THEY ALL COUNT. (BARRY) I DON’T KNOW ABOUT
THAT NOW. (NATHAN) THEY ALL COUNT MAN. (BARRY) I WOULDN’T SAY THAT
ONE. (NATHAN) EVERY ONE OF THEM IS
BIG FOR THEIR SIZE. (BARRY) ALRIGHT, WHATEVER YOU
SAY. MAKES ME FEEL BETTER BUT IT
AIN’T GOING TO. (OUTSIDE NOISES, BOAT MOTOR) (NATHAN) THE SOUTH FORK OF
THE HOLSTON RIVER, PROVIDES MANY TYPES OF
RECREATION AND FISHING OPPORTUNITIES,
KAYAKING, AND FLOAT, FLY FISHING TRIPS ARE NOW
FAMILIAR SITES. I CAN ONLY DREAM OF ABOUT
BEING ABLE TO CAST A FLY ROD LIKE THIS GUY. (MUSIC) (ANNOUNCER) THIS PORTION OF
3B OUTDOORS IS BROUGHT TO YOU BY THESE FINE COMPANIES. (MUSIC) (COMMERCIALS) (ANNOUNCER) CLOSED CAPTIONING
SPONSORED BY FREEDOM FIREARMS, LOCATED ON EAST
STONE DRIVE IN KINGSPORT. (OUTDOOR SOUNDS) (NATHAN) I SEEN A MINNOW JUMP
OUT THERE AND MAN WE’VE BEEN SEEING THEM MAKE WAVES IN
HERE PUSHING THESE MINNOWS OUT HERE AND I THROWN IN THERE. THIS ONE CLOBBERED IT. MAN LOOK AT THAT PRETTY FISH. OH YEAH. LOOK AT THAT, MAN THEY ARE FAT. MAN, LOOK HERE, WAIT A MINUTE
I WANT YOU TO SEE WHAT HE’S EATING. I DON’T KNOW IF YOU CAN SEE IT
OR NOT BUT I WANT YOU TO LOOK DOWN THERE, CAN YOU SEE
THE TAIL? CAN YOU SEE THE TAIL OF THAT
SHAD DOWN HIS THROAT? SO THAT’S WHAT HE’S DOING. WE SEEN THEM UP IN HERE
PUSHING THEM BAIT FISH AROUND, MAKING WAVES, AND WE
THOUGHT IT MIGHT BE CARP. I DON’T BELIEVE THAT, I DON’T
BELIEVE THAT’S A CARP RIGHT THERE, PRETTY, PRETTY
FAT FISH. PRE SPAWN, WATER TEMPERATURE
IS IN THE 50’S, MAN, WHAT A DAY, WHAT A DAY. LET’S GET HIM BACK IN THE WATER. (OUTSIDE NOISES) (NATHAN) HE’S GONE, YES. HE TROUNSED THAT SWIM BAIT,
WHAT Y’ALL DIDN’T SEE I FELL ALL OVER THE BOAT HERE A
SECOND AGO. I GOT IT TANGLED UP AND I WAS
TRYING TO KEEP FROM STOMPING RODS AND CAMERA
EQUIPMENT AND I FELL ALL OVER THE BOAT. I GOT UP AND THROWN THAT THING
OUT THERE. SO I DON’T KNOW IF IT WAS A
REWARD FOR BEING SO STUPID OR SURVIVAL. (OUTDOOR SOUNDS) (MUSIC, BOAT MOTOR) (BARRY) STRAIGHT THROUGH THE
MIDDLE. (NATHAN) GO LEFT A LITTLE BIT. (OUTSIDE NOISES, BOAT MOTOR) (MUSIC, OUTSIDE NOISES, BOAT
MOTOR) (MUSIC, OUTSIDE NOISES, BOAT
MOTOR) (MUSIC, OUTSIDE NOISES, BOAT
MOTOR) (MUSIC, OUTSIDE NOISES, BOAT
MOTOR) (OUTDOOR SOUNDS) (NATHAN) OH MAN, PULL BABY. IT’S NOT A GREAT OLD BIG ONE
BUT HE LIKED IT AND I LIKED IT. PRETTY, PRETTY, WE’RE DOWNTOWN
KINGSPORT TENNESSEE, RIGHT ON THE RIVER, CARS GOING BY,
GEESE AND DUCKS, AND BIG OLD SMALL MOUTHS. SEEN ALL KINDS OF WILDLIFE,
CAUGHT A BUNCH OF FISH, CLOSE TO A WONDERFUL DAY. (BARRY) AMEN, PRAISE THE
LORD, HIS HANDY WORK. (MUSIC) (ANNOUNCER) THIS PORTION OF
3B OUTDOORS IS BROUGHT TO YOU BY THESE FINE COMPANIES. (MUSIC) (COMMERCIALS) (ANNOUNCER) THIS 3B OUTDOORS
TIP OF THE WEEK IS BROUGHT TO YOU BY EAGLE FINANCING IN
KINGSPORT. WE MAKE LOANS TO PEOPLE, NOT
CREDIT SCORES. (NATHAN) AFTER YOU’VE CAUGHT
SEVERAL FISH ON YOUR MISSION FISH SWIM BAIT, YOU’LL
NOTICE A GROOVE WILL START TO WEAR IN THE BACK OF THE
SWIM BAIT, DON’T WORRY ABOUT IT. 3:16 LURE COMPANY MAKES SOME
KILLER GLUE. ALL YOU GOT TO DO IS OPEN UP
THE GLUE BOTTLE, APPLY A LITTLE BIT IN THE GROOVE,
PINCH IT TOGETHER, SET IT DOWN FOR ABOUT 10 MINUTES,
THEN YOU’RE READY TO GO CATCH A BUNCH MORE FISH. (ANNOUNCER) EAGLE FINANCE,
VISIT US AT 1101 EAST STONE DRIVE IN KINGSPORT OR
CALL 423-378-5626. (NATHAN) I’M REALLY PROUD OF
MY HOMETOWN, KINGSPORT TENNESSEE. IT’S A GREAT PLACE TO WORK,
LIVE, PLAY, AND EVEN RAISE A FAMILY, WITHIN THE
REVITALIZED HISTORIC DOWNTOWN AREA, THERE’S LOTS OF
SHOPPING AND DINNING OPPORTUNITIES IN A
RELAXED AND ENJOYABLE ATMOSPHERE. I EVEN ENJOY WONDERING THROUGH
AN ANTIQUE SHOP LOOKING AT OLD LURES AND POSSIBLY EVEN
RUN ACROSS AN OLD BOAT MOTOR OR TWO. I APPRECIATE YOU HANGING OUT
WITH BARRY AND I ON THE RIVER TODAY, THOSE BIG
SMALLIES EACH AND EVERY ONE OF THEM WAS TRYING TO TAKE OUR
MISSION FISH SWIM BAITS AWAY FROM US. WELL OUR TIME HAS COME AND
GONE, JOIN 3B OUTDOORS EACH WEEK FOR QUALITY HUNTING
AND FISHING. THANKS FOR WATCHING. (MUSIC) (MUSIC) (MUSIC)

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