Four pounder for Nate Wellman.
Photo Courtesy of: Dub Dillon
Bobby Lane catches his second bass of the morning.
Photo: Kevin Trummel
By Virgil Lang (marshal)
Yesterday Paul Riegle of Bass Cat Boats predicted a Mike Iaconelli victory this week. His guess seems to be pretty spot-on so far and Riegle thinks Ike will keep it up. "He's been through this before," he said. "He knows how to handle it."
Greg Hackney is wearing a neoprene suit from Stormr to stay toasty. "It's incredible," he said. "The warmest thing I've ever worn. You hardly need any clothes on underneath it."
When you see a chocolate Lab wrapped up in an Auburn sweater, it's not hard to figure out who her owners are cheering for.
Nessie, a seven-year-old Lab, was walking around the launch area this morning with Matt Lee's parents, Leigh Lee and Dr. Bruce Lee.
I don't speak Lab, but I think I heard Nessie bark something that sounded a lot like "War Eagle."
No one's surprised that it's another cold morning at takeoff. But that doesn't mean anyone has to like it.
"I don't think I've ever fished when it was this cold for so long," said Greg Hackney. "I mean, we've had tournaments when it was cold, but not all day like this. It's been cold in the morning but then get up to 40 or something. But it barely got above freezing all day yesterday."
It looks like another cold one, but at least it's not supposed to be as windy as Day One. But co-leader Cliff Pace says he's slightly concerned that the lack of wind could hurt his pattern.
Perpetual kid-at-heart Shaw Grigsby took a running start and tried to ice-skate down the walkway to the dock. Alas, when they built this facility they wisely constructed the surface out of non-skid material. The veteran Florida pro seemed disappointed.