I guess it's normal before any of us arrive at a tournament, to think about who's going to be atop the leaderboard. I was doing just that on my ride over here from home in south Louisiana. One name that popped up? Bill Lowen. He's a really solid stick, as you all know, and the river fishery here in Orange seemed to suit the Indiana angler well. Unlike many of his fellow pros who were running many miles to find their bites, Lowen stayed close this week. His instincts paid off -- the deep-seated knowledge only many days on the water can provide. "The biggest thing I see, which set up for me, was that you have to grind it out a bit, looking for five keeper bites." Lowen said he was throwing baits as small as an inch long, just showing the bass "something different."