Steve Bowman, ever the analyst in these bass wars, notes that crunch time in this tournament day has arrived. We've seen about half the field go by in the last few minutes. They don't know what the others in the game have in their livewells, but it's obvious they're all disappointed in their catches. Some have said as much. They're stopping briefly on points and creek mouths, hoping for a good bite in all the obvious places.
What they don't know -- but must suspect -- is that one or two decent fish would move them way up in the rankings. If you've ever fished a tournament, you know that last hour of competition is the most gut wrenching of the day.