Bass tournament fishing often comes down to ounces, minutes and strokes of good fortune. There was no better example of that than Jon Bondy's day on Friday in the Bassmaster Elite Series Carolina Clash presented by Evan Williams.
Weather warnings barked out from bullhorns by BASS officials cautioned the boaters to be wary of today's forecast, calling for winds to gust to 35 mph from the south with damaging straight-line winds blowing across the area with the approach of a strong frontal passage.
The pros enjoy sleeping-in at the Bassmaster Memorial as the launch time isn't until 8:00 a.m.
Brian Hugdins said: "I had a seven pounder and a six pounder next to the boat today, but when I reached down to get them, they spit the bait."
Whereas Steve Kennedy had to catch more than 120 pounds of bass to hold off Skeet Reese at the Golden State Shootout at Clear Lake last month, anglers said that about half that amount would put them in contention on Clarks Hill Lake.