David Walker's plan to jump up from 6 pounds off the lead is to "work harder than everybody else."
Matt Reed strapped 11 rods to the deck of his boat this morning. He's fished the first two days in the same pond with Bill Lowen. Chris Lane joined them yesterday and caught a big bag there.
So far this week Brent Chapman has caught his fish on a beaver-style plastic and a 1/2 ounce War Eagle spinnerbait. He'll have those out today again, but he also plans to work a buzzbait into the mix.
Unless a series of unlikely events occurs today, Kevin VanDam (10-09 off the lead) will not "threepeat" as Classic champ.
Edwin Evers, 5 pounds off the lead is going to gamble on a new area today.
Kevin Wirth, 11 pounds off the lead, isn't sure he has a realistic chance of making a charge at victory, but he's going to switch things up today to try to bust a big bag.
Bill Lowen has spent the majority of the first two days in the backwater where Chris Lane caught his big bag yesterday. On Friday he shared it with Matt Reed.
I talked to Chris Lane's Day Three observer Larry Beauboeuf, who declared Lane to be friendly, talkative and exceptionally confident.
Muddy water, big fish and stout tackle are the presumed recipe for a Red River victory but a number of contenders in this Classic are hoping to turn that alleged truism on its ear.
Alton Jones to another spot not far from the ramp.