My boat driver this morning is Steve Isley from Omaha, Ark. He is a bass addict who owns a heating and cooling business.
Someday I hope to be out there with them," he said of the Elite Series pros.
Also along for the tournament coverage is Shaye Baker, a fellow freelance writer/photographer who also fishes the Bassmaster Opens. He'll be fishing the Red River Open next week.
We're towing Isley's boat to the Lead Hill Boat Dock near West Sugarloaf Creek where Brandon Palaniuk won this event last year. We expect to find him there.