Caught up with Brett Preuett this morning. Preuett put himself into 4th place yesterday with 18-6. As I rolled up, he motioned that he had 1 small keeper. "I don't see them jumping," he said, referring to a conversation we had yesterday. In this area on Day 1, Preuett could actually see them jumping out of the water as they fed. He put 18 pounds in the boat and was gone by 9:30. It's 9 o'clock now on Day 2. Preuett's going to have to put on a show if he plans to keep pace with his Day 1 schedule.
Get your boat number float, check the kill switch, go catch a load of bass on Ross Barnett.
In the predawn darkness, the competitors await daylight in the dry comfort of Pelican Cove at Ross Barnett. From here they can step outside and right into their bass boats in the water.
A light rain is falling this morning on the second day of the Bassmaster Central Open at Ross Barnett. Launching is going as smoothly as it did yesterday. Madison Landing is an excellent facility. Plenty of boat ramps, ample parking.
Robert Murphy (left) and Joe Lee wait for their pro partners to go fishing on Ross Barnett Reservoir.
Chad Wiley sent in a photo of his lucky mouse, which he received from his 10-month-old son, River.
Keep an eye out for Mouse-ka-tools on Day 2 on Ross Barnett!
This is a great fish that my partner Satoshi Obata caught today. Had our adrenaline pumping big time.