A 6-pound, 4-ounce bass weighed Saturday by Edwin Evers proved to be the day’s largest fish, but it was not big enough to knock out Keith Poche’s 6-pound, 13-ounce bass from Friday as the largest so far.
Bobby Lane is fishing the Bassmaster Classic on the Red River with a small black scarf in his pocket, the flight scarf of a fallen U.S. soldier.
This new stretch of water is paying big dividends for Greg Vinson -- maybe $500,000 worth if this keeps up.
Tim Horton has hit a dry spell. He’s drifted the length of this finger and hasn’t had a bite. With Chris Lane’s BASSTrakk numbers showing now, Horton looks to be five pounds off the pace, but there are good fish in this area. The winds is blowing through this finger pretty good, which has kept the water murky and chilly.
Dealing with a crowd can be challenging on shallow-water fisheries. Both Faircloth and Evers had boats watching them all morning. They had staked up in the middle of the pad stems and Evers actually caught a fish about 10 yards from them. It's important that the anglers instruct and direct the spectators on where to go to stay out of the way.
Greg Vinson is making things interesting. After needing nearly four hours to catch his limit, he has put three in the boat in the past half hour. The last one enabled him to cull the other small keeper in his well. Vinson continues to work the blade along the hyacinths on the bank.
Alton Jones finally worked his way back to us, where we could have a brief conversation. He estimates his weight at "12 pounds and change."
Our adventures continue. Overstreet and our boat driver planned to follow Chris Lane through the lock. I was going to head to the Coushatta ramp with some film runners and drive the truck 40 minutes north to Red River South. Undortunatel his driver's lower unit geound to a halt. We picked JO up, went to the ramp and now we're both in the truck headed to our waiting chariot in Pool 5.
Greg Vinson has a limit, and just as I was about to type that it didn't help a lot, he caught No. 6, which did help.