Shaye Baker and I just caught up with Aaron Martens and Jamie Horton, who are flipping a Taylor Bayou cut, heading toward each other. Neither has a keeper in the boat yet.
Martens boated his first fish of the day shortly after we arrived. It was well short of 14 inches. Martens said he missed his only keeper bite of the day, a 2-pounder first thing this morning.
"I caught 35 fish (during practice) yesterday and not one keeper," Martens said. "I was in a different area."
Horton said he'd only caught three short fish today, and one of those he caught twice.
Both anglers are targeting water hyacinths at the base of cypress trees — standard cover on the Sabine River.