The weights are starting to move a little, but not near the jumps we expect to see by the end of the day.
Chris Lane just made what will probably be his last move of the day. He left Observation Shoal to come back to the field of reeds that is just northeast of it, where he sacked them yesterday.
"I'm probably about 7 or 8 pounds behind," said Lane.
The wind is blowing about 15 miles per hour here and there's a line of thunderstorms blowing in with it. According to the radar we just checked, it's headed straight for us.
Computers and cameras don't work so hot in the rain, so James Overstreet and I are out of here.
Lane caught 'em after we left yesterday, maybe he'll do it again today.
Chris Lane spent an hour in the area where he sacked 'em yesterday, then said, "I've got to get something started quick. I think this wind has messed up this area."
Lane took off and we haven't found him yet, after passing Tommy Biffle, Kevin VanDam and Skeet Reese - all strung out along Observation Shoal.
Bass tournament anglers always talk about the importance of making good decisions. Lane hasn't made many bad ones in 2012. As far as this tournament is concerned, he's just made a big decision.
Chris Lane has made a short move to a thick field of reeds northeast of Observation Shoal. This area isn't protected from the southwest wind, which has picked up considerably.
Lane appears to be fishing toward a waypoint that he marked yesterday afternoon when he was whacking 'em here. It has been a while since he's had a bite.
Shortly after boating the smaller male, KVD catches the female off a bed, a quality 4-pound class fish.
If Chris Lane can close the gap and pull off the win here at Okeechobee, he'll be the first angler since Kevin VanDam in 2005 to win three B.A.S.S. events in a season and the first ever to win an Open, an Elite and the Classic in a single season. Paul Elias is the only angler who has currently won a Classic, an Elite and an Open in his career.
If Ish Monroe has cracked the 100-pound mark today, it's the second time in his career. He also did it in 2006 at the very first Bassmaster Elite Series tournament on Lake Amistad, Texas -- which he won with 104-8.
Ish's 13-pound, 11-ounce lead here after two days was the biggest in Elite history. If he holds on -- and he's looking strong right now -- he'll avoid the distinction of having the biggest blown lead after two days in Elite history. In 2007 on Clear Lake in California, Greg Gutierrez led by 10-15 but stumbled hard and lost the tournament to Steve Kennedy.
If Ish hangs on and wins at Okeechobee, it'll be the second biggest "rebound" in Elite history. Monroe was 96th last week at the St. Johns River. Just last year, David Walker was 98th at the Arkansas River before winning on Lake Wheeler -- the biggest rebound in history.
Ish Monroe has a big sack already, which is actually the earliest in the day a 20-pound plus sack has been caught.