I'm with photographer Darren Jacobson and our boat driver for the day is Brandon Meisner who lives in the beautiful state of Wisconsin.
We stopped in Stoddard Bay, about 10 miles from today's Clinton Street launch where the 99 elite anglers in this event began the day. Kurt Dove is in here, as is Kelly Jordon and David Walker. They all are within 20 yards of one another. This was a popular area last year so we decided to make this our first stop.
No action that we can see so far, but there are a lot of anglers motoring up and down the Mississippi this morning. The weather is pleasant, about 73 degrees or so, and the sun is up above the hills that surround the area.