Aaron Martens caught another non-keeper at 2:55. I've got 2:57 now and he's hooked another one. It wasn't a bass. He's done.
The waning moments of the Mississippi River Rumble are upon us.
With angler check-in scheduled for 3 p.m., we anticipate that Tommy Biffle will be leaving the water soon to make the 15-minute run back to the Clinton Street Launch. He's sure to be running fast all the way back to the launch, considering there's a no-wake zone in there that he'll have to take into account, as well.
It's been an interesting day following him all along the river. And from the looks of things, this is going to be a very close leader board.
If Biffle catches something impressive in the next few minutes, I'll make sure to post it. Otherwise, I'll be checking in with you all later today after what is sure to be an exciting end to this Elite Series event.
If you want to watch Aaron Martens fish, you can join the bank observers behind Black's Cove, next to the KFC on Rose Street. That's his latest move, from the middle of Black River to the docks here.
He hasn't set the hook in a while now.
One more fish for Biffle, but not a keeper. He continues to plug away on this small spot just off the Mississippi.
Lane just jacked a 2 1/2-pounder and was able to cull a 2-pounder.
The hits just keep coming for Tommy Biffle. He was just able to make another upgrade, adding a 3-pounder to his livewell. That's probably another pound added to his overall total.
Photo by Kurt Mazurek
Things just got really interesting at the Mississippi River Rumble.
Tommy Biffle ran about a half mile down river and ducked into a small alcove just off the main channel.
Good move. He just boated what looks to be a pair of very heavy three pounders -- the first of which might be pushing four pounds.
"Yes!," the normally-reserved Biffle shouted. "That will work!"
The kicker he was looking for to anchor his bag has finally arrived. He easily just added two pounds to his live well.