The water where Ashley is fishing is flat calm with bright sunshine beating down. He needs a kicker fish to keep pace with the leaders. There's still time but the bass aren't helping.
Tharp made another long move. The lake was stirred up already and with the addition of his followers it felt like we were driving in a washing machine. I'm pretty much convinced that Overstreet had his eyes closed half the time. His gallery is tight to him as he fishes some rocks. We can't figure out why some enterprising Guntersville resident doesn't start a snack boat, selling hot dogs, drinks, maybe even some binoculars so the folks can keep their distance. He quickly caught a small fish and tossed it back.
If, like me, you have David Walker on your Fantasy Fishing roster, don’t be too alarmed looking at his fall from 2nd to 24th on the unofficial leaderboard, BassTrak. Walker said yesterday that he would not worry if he did not catch an early limit, because his fish have been warming up slowly.
I'm still with Ott, and we just made a move to we dirtier water. He couldn't have been more excited. "If the current is rolling half as good as it was yesterday, this could be good. " He's tossing a bright crankbait around some riprap. The water is moving, but not as briskly as yesterday.
When word of Randall Tharp breaking down got out, James Overstreet was on the move to grab some great shots.
Ashley's bites are coming so slowly that only two fans have hung around to watch him. Ashley looks calm and collected but he has to be feeling the pressure. He stops to rig up a bait that he hasn't shown to the bass yet during this Classic. He gives it two casts and goes back to what he had been doing.
Morizo Shimizu has about 30 spectators around him. He said he has about 17 lb now and his search for Big Mama continues.
Got a great group of volunteers from Auburn University helping Shaye Baker out this week with GoPro setup and footage processing. They helped process 400 hours of on the water footage last night until early this morning. Then they were back up and at it at 4:30 AM. Dedicated crew!!
What is the sound of 60 trolling motors lifting and stowing in unison? It's another Randall Tharp move. We seem to have picked up another 40 or so along the way. Yesterday we had AMart's Army. What should Tharp's group be called? Not sure if this long move before noon was part of the original plan or a hunch that he needed to get on "the juice" before the lake got too stirred up. He caught a small fish almost immediately but threw it back without going to the livewell.
See Rojas and Roumbanis take on Guntersville Day 2 of the 2014 GEICO Bassmaster Classic presented by Diet Mountain Dew and GoPro.