When there were 40 to 50 other anglers along the west bank of Lake George, Randy Howell didn't think about throwing a marker buoy out. He would only have been marking a spot for somebody else.
But Howell has a buoy in the water this morning. That's the advantage of having 15 to 20 acres to yourself, like he does today.
"I can't see much yet," said Howell, who continues to troll relatively quickly through this area, scouting mainly, until the sun comes out. The sky is overcast.
The buoy is marking a bed where Matt Reed hooked and lost an 8-pounder yesterday. Howell just said every fish he's weighed this week was on a Yamamoto Flappin' Hawg in Bama bug color.