Bassmaster College Series Returns to Cherokee Lake. Take off is 6:30 AM on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday (May 10-12) from Cherokee TVA Dam Ramp with weigh in being at 2:30 PM on Thursday and Friday at the lakeside take off spot. Saturday, May 12th weigh in will be at 3 PM at Carson Newman University on Ken Sparks Way in Jefferson City, TN. There is on site parking in designated areas. If you're visiting us for this event and are looking for restaurants or lodging check out our eat and stay pages!