Keith Poche has locked through to Pool 4 and now we've entered a good sized cut-off lake.
Poche says the water temp is almost 8 degrees warmer than in earlier practice days . It's also cleared considerably.
He is concentrating on stumps in a fairly shallow flat. He throws at one stump for 12 minutes.
I think he definitely has established a hierarchy of stumps in this lake and this one is a favorite. It's submerged and he says the fish are on it, maybe even want to spawn there .
He tells me it can take many many casts at one target to get a bite. Judging time and weighing probabilities is the age-old tournament challenge. At the Classic it just seems a whole lot more crucial.