Mark Davis is patiently drop shotting, but his technique is unlike what I've seen other Elite pros doing. Davis is making long casts as opposed to short pitches and vertical presentations. He is also working the drop-shot rig slowly over the bottom with an extremely high rod tip.
Davis still has only three fish in the box. Klotz says that Davis caught only eight or nine bass yesterday, so he has had to grind them out every day.
However, Davis claims that he has lost one or two giant smallies on each of the first two days. Despite the bad luck, Davis is still the leader. You hear a lot of fish tales from fishermen, but Davis is a straight shooter. If he says he lost some huge bass, you can believe him.
If he can boat a few of those chubs today, he will likely pad his lead.