Greg Vinson has a limit, and just as I was about to type that it didn't help a lot, he caught No. 6, which did help.
The day's playing out exactly as Greg Vinson predicted. The later it gets, the better the fishing. Vinson yanked out his biggest fish yet, a bass he estimated at 4 1/2 pounds. He caught it off a bed with a Cajun Craw that's brown and orange. After dealing with camera boats and tape exchanges, he's back in the game and looking at another one.
You read it here first -- warming water temperature and a slight chop from the wind, and Vinson now has caught his third fish, and it's a lot closer to the size he needs to win this thing.
Greg Vinson just pulled a buck bass off a bed for today's second fish.
The 2012 Bassmaster Classic Day Three launch includes 25 of the best anglers in the world. Anglers took off at 7 a.m. CT and are due back at the dock at 3:15 p.m.
There are pad stems all over the cut Bobby Lane is fishing, but he stays keyed in on a particular series of them.
Greg Vinson is covering some new water this morning. Same spot as the previous two days, but he worked farther down the north bank than I've seen him fish before today.
Greg Vinson put his first fish in the boat at 9:04 a.m. It's not much to look at, but it's a keeper.
Greg Vinson arrived about 15 minutes ago, and I'm impressed with his demeanor. He very casually pulled off his heavy jacket and took his time trolling into his first spot. He seems very relaxed for a guy who's a pound off the lead in the Bassmaster Classic. And that's the kind of composure that helps anglers win tournaments.
I'm headed to Coushatta to cover the action in the Little Jungle, a backwater near the lower end of Pool 4.