Randy Howell has three fish total for about 7 pounds. We are working to get BassTrakk updated.
He just had a 2 1/2-pounder jump off half way to the boa, but he's had two bites in the last five minutes.
Randy Howell's BassTrakk has been out of the service area most of the morning. We are trying to get an update from his marshal, but it appears he has no service either. We believe Howell's weight on BassTrakk is incorrect. We will provide another update as soon as possible.
Brandon Card fishes his way around to another rocky point. A big fish hammers his jig and bows the rod over. It turns out to be a pike.
Card grabs his long nose pliers and unhooks the pike while it is still in the water. The pike's teeth must had damaged Card's line because he reties before making another cast. A keeper smallmouth soon winds up in Card's hands, but it is too small for culling.
Tommy Biffle continues to work the Black River that leads from the Mississippi River back toward the Clinton Street Launch. He's catching fish, but unfortunately for him, everything he's bringing aboard the boat is undersized.
He has five fish, and as we reported earlier, we're still thinking the bag goes for about 11 pounds or so.
It's warming up considerably here in southwest Wisconsin. The wind is still brisk, there are a couple guys on a spectator boat with us who have doffed their shirts.
Aaron Martens has caught two good ones in the last 15 minutes -- one that weighs almost 3 pounds and another in the 2 1/4 range -- giving him a limit. And he just added another, so he's culling. But he only has about 9 or 10 pounds. That's according to James Overstreet, who remains on the water while I'm in the media trailer.
This storm is feeling imminent now, and the wind is picking up.
Our boat is being repaired, and we've got plenty of rain gear, so we'll see what happens from here.
Finally, in just one more example of Brandon Palaniuk's grace in the face of disaster this week, he just offered to be our camera boat driver, if we needed one.
If the storm wasn't close, I'd love to take him up on that offer. But I think he's been through enough rough water this week.
"Bobby Lane has retied for the second time....stuck on No. 4," said Lane's Marshal. "Working hard to get to five. He has missed a couple good bites."