Andrew Upshaw scored 2 big wins in his tournament career in 2019, he won a pro circuit event on Charokee Lake and a FLW Series Championship on Lake Cumberland. In both events he targeted primarily smallmouth bass, but he employed a different approach for his Cherokee Lake win in the spring and his Lake Cumberland win in the fall. Watch this interview, recorded at the 2020 Bassmaster Classic, to learn more about catching smallmouth bass in highland reservoirs.

  • 0:28 Pete welcomes proficient smallmouth angler Andrew Upshaw to the show
  • 2:11 Doing something different to get bass fishing tournament wins
  • 3:14 Andrew Upshaw share show he caught big smallmouth on Cherokee Reservoir and Lake Cumberland
  • 4:46 Capitilizing on what other anglers aren't doing
  • 5:37 How important is light line during the spawn?
  • 6:56 How & where smallmouth spawn
  • 10:26 Alternate fall / autumn patterns for smallmouth on highland reservoirs like Lake Cumberland
  • 14:57 Jig trailer for fall smallmouth fishing
  • 16:06 Rod, reel and line for flipping smallmouth

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