Shaye Baker has left Harney Pond and moved back to the Horse Island area. Chad Morgenthaler, who entered the day in second place, is also here. Jesse Tacoronte, who was third yesterday, will probably be here at some point.
Baker is punching the hyacinth mats scattered among the lily pads with a 2 1/4-ounce weight and a Bitter's Bug on a 4/0 VMC heavy duty flipping hook.
Just about everyone in the top 12 is doing something similar.
"I've got three flipping rods on the deck and that's all I'm going to be doing today," Tacoronte said this morning.
He's using 1- or 2-ounce weights, depending on the thickness of the mats, and primarily a Reaction Innovations Beaver. But he's also using a Gambler Cricket and a Flipper's Bait & Tackle custom made tube.
Morgenthaler said this morning that he's relying on a 2-ounce tungsten weight and a Missile Baits D-Bomb in either June bug or love bug colors.