We just pulled up on Paul Elias, who won here in a giant and magical way in 2008. The giants and magic have abandoned him this go around.
He struggled a bit on Day One, and is in danger of being eliminated. He has to perform to stay another day.
Our timing was good. Elias only had a single keeper in the boat when we got here, but within the first few minutes he hooked up with a 4 pounder that put on a show for us before Elias could get a hand on him.
The fish finally came aboard with the appropriate "Thank you, Lord" following it.
Elias has two for about 8 pounds now. He has to stay on that pace to survive. But hes wanting to go much bigger to be a factor on Day Four.
I have 8, but I need 28 or 38, he said.