2012 Elite Series Douglas Lake Challenge Douglas Lake - Dandridge, TN, May 3 - 6, 2012

Low pressure worries anglers

7:53 am EDT, May 5, 2012 | By Steve Bowman

There was some concern among the anglers that this weather would impact their catch for the day.

 

It wasn't the danger they were worried about, it was the low pressure that scared them. Day Two they saw that low pressure sink Matt Reed, who was catching them on the bottom in 35-feet of water. With the rain yesterday, those fish moved to being suspended at 35-feet, but over 60-feet of water.

 

Others saw their fish pull well off the bottom and sit there for awhile in varying depths. That's why we saw a few folks fall in the standings.

 

Today with a big storm approaching, you can bet there's some suspended fish. But you would also think the bite would be on in a big way.

 

But with just more than an hour into the day, about the only angler who is having a good day is Dean Rojas. He has a limit that weighs around 15 pounds, giving him the lead at the moment.

 

Britt Myers has a limit for about 10 pounds.

 

Randy Howell, who has taken the lead of the Toyota Tundra Angler of the Year race this week, has his limit for about 10 pounds.

 

There are plenty of other catches, but not big moves and shakes at the moment. We expect those to come from the impending storm.

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