Jarid Gabbert and Kyle Sittman of Eastern Washington have a couple in the boat. One of them is just under 5 pounds.
Travis Opel and Taylor Throop of Eastern Washington caught a 20-pounder -- a carp, that is. They already had a couple of bass in the livewell at the time.
College competitors took off this morning on Clear Lake for Day 1 of the Western Regional.
Anglers traveled for hours to get to California's famed Clear Lake to compete in the 2014 Carhartt Bassmaster College Series Western Regional.
Nick Barr of Eastern Washington University expects 25 pounds a day to be the ticket on Clear Lake.
Jesse Scarafiotti is the current record holder for big bass for the Carhartt Bassmaster College Series. His 11-11 from Amistad last year was bigger than any other bass caught in B.A.S.S. competition in 2013.
Alex Stewart and Danny Vine of North Arizona State drove 14 hours to be here at Clear Lake.
Clear Lake could present another slugfest for the college competitors fishing in the Carhartt Bassmaster College Series Western Conference Regional, May 15-16.
I realize that May means the heart of baseball season and an end to the school year for most people, but for me, May means the shad are spawning.