Word from the water puts young Harris at about 10 pounds. This derby is still wide open. Last update from UNA had them at one 3-pounder, Bethel's Hardy and Lawrence with 0, Auburn with 3 "good ones". We're looking for Auburn now.
Photo by Zach Gilmore
So far I've been with Auburn, Una and Young Harris, and of those three, we've only seen one fish catch and heard of one other. Looks like the morning bite is slow, for the leaders at least.
Caught up with a couple of the teams, at the same time. The crowded conditions are a part of ledge fishing on the Tennessee River. With hundreds of miles to choose from, it seems everybody wants to fish the same 15 holes. With both of these teams bringing in more than 20 pounds yesterday, it's not likely either will back down from this spot or the fight for the Wild Card.
Jordan Lee and Shane Powell almost had big bass today with a 5-3. "We had a great day out there," said Powell.
A decent crowd has turned out for the first day weigh-in on Pickwick.
Hopped in the boat to shoot a picture of AUM's Lowrance unit that was loaded with feeding fish when Tom Frink set the hook right over my head. I hopped back in my boat in time to get them landing the fish. No big improvement though.
Teams are catching tons of fish, one pound at the time. Hard to upgrade on Pickwick right now.