Gerald Swindle has been unusually quiet this morning, while trying to coax a keeper-size bass from Lake Decatur. Swindle is well-known for being the bass angling equivalent of those old E.F. Hutton television commercials: When Gerald Swindle speaks, everybody listens.
We just heard the roar of a motorcycle in the distance, and Swindle couldn't help but comment.
"There goes an organ-donor," he said. "Somebody's just waiting for a car to pull out in front of him."
Swindle's simply biding his time right now.
"They've bit late for me every day this week, so I ain't in no hurry," he said. "I've got nowhere to go but the weigh-in, and that's a couple of hours away."
More than one angler in today's Final 4 predicted that everyone would catch a five-bass limit today at Lake Decatur. If that does prove to be true, the fish are going to have to flip on the biting switch some time today. It appears to be off now.