Martens is using 8-pound-test line. That wasn't his plan going in.
Aaron Martens is working his magic with the finesse stick. He conversed easily with us as he approached.
After a frustrating first day, Casey Ashley realistically can't hope to junp back into the cut to tomorrow but he'll take whatever little victories he can achieve.
Greg Hackney is committed to making the long run to Pool 3 once again. Yesterday he burned 47 of the 50 gallons of gas his boat held.
Yesterday John Crews shared a small but productive area with Chris Lane and Marty Robinson. He'll try to go there again today, but it can't sustain much pressure so if he finds it packed upon arrival he'll go to Plan B.
Keith Poche said he slept well last night. He's going back to the area he camped on all day yesterday.
Shaw Grigsby is often the first to launch and today he dumped in his Triton at 5:35. He might've been surprised to find Greg Hackney and Kelly Pratt already in the water. This is the Bassmaster Classic -- every aspect of the game gets stepped up a notch.
For a quintet of competitors, today’s Bassmaster Classic blast-off rapidly devolved into an ooze-off.