The first flight of anglers arrive at Three Forks Harbor to lug their catches to the stage.
Everyone is doing their thing now. I'm blogging, James Overstreet is snapping pics and Scott Rook is fishing.
Rook had two keepers in the livewell when we arrived. He's on a classic wind-blown flat with laydowns on the main river channel.
Wind is already blowing from the south at 10 mph.
Chad Morganthaler is nearby and just caught a keeper. He's having a hard time making this fish make 14 inches. Our camera boat driver describes the fish "as almost nearly but not quite likely." What?
Morganthaler and Rook are both flipping laydowns.
I'm riding along with B.A.S.S. photographer James Overstreet. He's now at the helm of the camera boat pulling double duty.
We've been summoned to rescue fellow Arkansan Scott Rook. He's spun a hub on his prop. So here we go with a wrench, parts and ... cameras.
Tow BoatUS at work early. Not for me, thankfully!
Just another day at the office for Tournament Director Chris Bowes and photographer James Overstreet.
A little wind and a full moon at the Port of Muskogee this morning. Glad to be fishing one of these things for a change!