2012 Elite Series Mississippi River Rumble Mississippi River - La Crosse, WI, Jun 21 - 24, 2012

Cliff Pace spotted fishing same bank

9:39 am CDT, Jun 24, 2012 | By T.J. Maglio

After leaving Randy Howell to go find Bill Lowen, we spotted Cliff Pace only about a half mile up, fishing the same hard bank.

He's throwing a little crankbait to the rocks, and he hooked up with a little smallmouth as soon as we sat down.

He says he's struggling, with only two little keepers in the boat.

He thinks the water color has gotten worse, and all the floating debris has made it harder to fish.

As he's lamenting the day though, he sets the hook on a nice 2- or 3-pound smallmouth that falls off the hook as soon as he flips it into the boat.

So Pace now has three for about 7 pounds.

We'll find Clunn or Lowen one of these days.

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