Photographer James Overstreet and I have just found Chris Lane, who is fishing north of Monkey Box. He's already got a 5-pounder in the boat and, equally important, hasn't missed any fish so far.
Yesterday he reported that he's been missing about two or three good fish a day, but he's not going to let that get in his head because there's nothing much he can do about it.
"This stuff is so thick and these fish are so mean," Lane said. "It's not like you can hem them in a reed head or something and they just give up. They'll keep fighting until they just rip out the hook."