Aaron Martens is still fishing near "the pyramid," only now he's banging a deep-diving crankbait through the big brushpile here - sometimes more successfully than other times. Martens has caught three fish today, which is keeping him in the hunt for the Final Four.
But we've seen him pull out two different types of plug-knockers in the last 15 minutes in trying to retrieve crankbaits. He just got one back, along with a big piece of wood that was still hooked.
Mike Elkins, our boat driver, said when the shipping channel just downstream was dug out, the dredge was piled here. It has left giant fish-attractor that Martens is picking his way through.