Eric Corbella says that even though he's at his day job in Spain, he can't wait to go to Louisiana for the B.A.S.S. Nation Championship.
Doug Brownridge of Ontario slams door on B.A.S.S. Nation Eastern Divisional with solid seven-pound victory.
Javier Guillen Cordoba of Spain asked his girlfriend, Victoria, to come up to the stage to translate for him, presumably about his day of fishing. But he had something much more romantic in mind.
Cooper Gallant and Danny McGarry of the Ontario B.A.S.S. Nation team won the high school division of the Eastern Divisional. The pair finished with 36 pounds, 10 ounces over two days.
The Maine Juniors changed up their approach and it's paying off. They are culling. Alex Williamson with a 4.4 lb beauty!
Two-fisted photographer - I think my friend Tyler is the hardest working lady at B.A.S.S.
My buddy from Maine, Joe Holland - love the wrap on his boat, but really love his love and respect for the game. This sport will be in good hands with guys like Joe.
What can I say? If there's a dog at the event, or a Harley Softail, I'm going to take a photo of it. I'd like one of these, but my tail is too soft to ride it anymore.
... and then all the basses went home.
Doug Brownridge has them again today.
"I've got 21, easy," said the Day 1 leader. "Now I'm just putting my co-angler on some fish."
"Yeah, now it's all about me," said Michael McNamara with a smile. "He's got 21 and I've got nothing!"
"Don't listen to him," said Brownridge. "He's got a stud -- 5 1/2 pounds at least."
The pair are excitedly hopping from one spot to another now having a good time.
Randy Lamanche of New York had 19 pounds this time yesterday. Today, he's got nothing.
"Zip, zero," said Lamanche. "It's a terrible day."
In the same spot where he caught his weight yesterday, he and his co-angler only caught one. Eloy Fernandez Jofre of the Spain team caught that one, so he'll for sure have a reason to walk across the stage today.
Lamanche thought the wind today would help, but so far it hasn't. There's plenty of time left.
What a spectacular drive right through the heart of the Adirondacks at maybe the best time of year…Autumn…just as the leaves are starting to turn. Took this photo about half way to Waddington, NY…a postcard scene from Long Lake in the Adirondacks.
Chris O'Brien of New York and Steve Conde of Rhode Island have three in the boat, two of which they just caught right here.
It's not enough yet, they say, but they still have several hours left.