Dennis Tietje, fishing through the early morning fog on Day Two on Bull Shoals Lake.
Josh Bertrand is fishing a point in a short creek. He has a 9-pound limit. Yesterday he brought three bass to the scales that weighed 12-11. Two more bass yesterday would have made him one of the top dogs.
He'll need to find few like the ones he caught yesterday to avoid a major drop in the standings. That's a tall order, given the bright sky and calm conditions.
We found Brian Snowden fishing the main lake, which is a rare sight. He is a favorite to do well here due to his local knowledge.
Despite being on the main lake, the water here is as slick and calm as anything we have seen today.
Snowden has 12 1/2 pounds. He says the bite is slow. He's begging for the wind. That won't be happening today.
Brent Chapman with a nice one. Photo by Bassmaster Marshal Dale Wipfler
Nice spot for Matt Greenblatt. photo by marshal Brian Padgett
We ran to another creek and pulled up on Dennis Tietje. He immediately catches a bass, weighs it and releases it. He estimates that he has 13 pounds, a little more than he had yesterday.
There is more wind and a nice surface chop where Tietje is fishing. However, he is using small baits and spinning tackle. I suspect the power fishermen are struggling today.
Photo from Bassmaster Marshal Troy Krodinger.
Bassmaster Marshal Mark Woods captured this catch by Brandon Card.
Shaw Grigsby's flurry of activity, no. 2, 3, 4, and 5. Jim Beavers