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Found him

Feb 22, 2015

Bobby Lane told me he has one that's "an absolute beauty, five plus." He also has a pair of two pounders so there is still lots of room to grow his catch.   He just asked us the name of the creek.   Lane just pointed to a dock and said he caught his five pounder there, and there were three good ones with it. He promised us he'll hit it again. We promised we'd be there for that.

In search of Bobby Lane

Feb 22, 2015

We made a long run toward the dam in search of Bobby Lane, passing Brett Hite going the other way. After a brief detour to Iaconelli, we found Lane far back in a creek. It is drizzling now but across from us the sun is trying to peek out. There seems to be a lot more bird life down here -- both gulls and loons -- so I can only suspect that massive groups of bluebacks are roaming around.

Pirch with a nice one

Feb 22, 2015

Photo by Bassmaster Marshal Randy Vaughn

Rojas near the dam

Feb 22, 2015

Dean Rojas has moved to another area near the dam, and if the gulls diving into the water are any indication, there's a lot of baitfish in the area.

GoPro: Casey Ashley takes the lead

Feb 22, 2015

GoPro: Casey Ashley takes the lead

Feb 22, 2015

On the heels of a strong morning bite, Casey Ashley grabs the lead from Takahiro Omori on Championship Sunday.

5 pounder for Pirch

Feb 22, 2015

Photo by Bassmaster Marshal Randy Vaughn

Full well for Ike

Feb 22, 2015

Iaconelli just boated his fifth fish. It was about 1 1/2 pounds, so ideally he'd cull that one before the day is over, too. He appears more deliberate and energized now that his well is full. Now the quest for a pair of kickers is in full swing.

Showtime for Defoe

Feb 22, 2015

Dry spell for Ike

Feb 22, 2015

Iaconelli is in the midst of another dry spell. It's been a while since he's caught a fish, and the last one wasn't the caliber he needs to make a run at this. He needs another good keeper and then likely a 5-plus to do himself any favors. He's still dragging a football jig through brush.

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