...in the pretty little Louisiana town of Natchitoches for the Carhartt College Central Regional.
Going to meet at 8pm tonight with the NW Louisiana State Bass Fishing team at the Library...i thought it was a bar since in college I was a bartender in a joint called The Library..but the team President told me, "No they only have books at this library." Hmmm
The fourth-place Florida State University (FSU) team caught a chunky bass early.
Photo submitted by Justin Mahon.
Daytona State sets up shop offshore as the remainder of the top 20 blow by.
The sun has finally broken through, something several anglers wanted. However the wind hasn't let up. If anything it's picked up a bit. Definitely a sustained 15 mph if not more. That's going to play a big factor today for some teams that made a long run. Several teams timed their runs down today. Hopefully they're able to tell the wind has picked up because the 45 minutes that it took to get into Lake George may be more like an hour and a half to make the return trip. There are few worse feelings than fishing in a canal all day and packing up to head back only to find waves crashing into the mouth of the canal.
Several anglers are working offshore in an attempt to intersect pre-spawners. There seems to be more boats out than in today.
Daytona State suits up for a long haul: a 3 hour run according to the Oltorik brothers who sat in 2nd after Day 1. They leave Crescent Lake with 1 keeper.
The Navionics folks got this one right. The wind has blown relentlessly since takeoff. A sustained 10-15 with 20-25 mph gusts. The sun is finally try to break through but it's going to be mostly cloudy for a while yet.
Christi Rolin from Georgia State University gets a nice one early.