Gerald Swindle just landed the first thing that would have met the 14-inch minimum length limit on Lake Decatur, but it was an inanimate object - a long black piece of cloth, in other words, a rag.
Swindle has continued to work the various boat docks along the west bank of Basin No. 3, across the lake from the Decatur Country Club.
Fishing conditions are not good: Swindle's got two dogs barking practically in his face from a boat dock.
But after the rally he had from despair yesterday on Lake Shelbyville, Swindle has proven he's capable of maintaining his focus, no matter what the conditions.