Evers has changed pace just now. He was burning a lipless crankbait before and now he’s slowed down and is pitching jigs and soft plastics to the many trees and branches that litter the shoreline. There’s also no shortage of duck blinds in these part, or duck hunters — today’s the last day of teal season in this part of Illinois. He’s zig-zagging across the lake, though we’re in the river portion of it, where it’s 40 yards across at the most. The water is relatively clear compared to what Martens is fishing. Visibility is roughly a foot. He’s boated two shorts by now but has no keepers.