I think he said yes as in it was bait.
Then I think he followed up with no when you asked him if he was TWRA.
Just my take on it.
I remember a thread about this back a month or so ago and if I remember correctly someone from TWRA did confirm it was considered bait.... don't know for sure though, my memory ain't any better than my golf game.
I am not TWRA but I did stay in a Country Inn & Suites in Chattanooga a few times.