Photo by marshall Ron Kingsbury
Kelly Jordon just landed fish No. 4 — a 2.6-pounder. He turned around and landed bass No. 5 — a 2.1-pound spotted bass (pictured above). Photos by Jeremy Homeyer.
Skeet Reese boats a 2 1/2-pounder.
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.
It's keeper No. 3 for Kelly Jordon. A spotted bass that will go about 1.2 pounds. Photo by Jeremy Homeyer.
Kevin Ledoux lands a 2 1/2-pound smallmouth. Photo by Marshal Kevin Jackson.
It's not a monster, but this 2 lb. keeper puts Kelly Jordon on the board. Photo by Jeremy Homeyer.