Frink is worried about the bit traffic that'll be around later today. If it becomes distracting or hinders the bite, he plans on moving to more secluded areas and fishing more rocky structure rather than clay banks.
The AUM team of Frink and Nummy runs like seeing a Swiss sewing machine in a hot oil bath. Frink is usually the only one casting the El Raton swimbait, while Nummy occasionally passes him a buzzing Skinny Dipper or Topwater. Like Nummy said yesterday, the best thing he can do is get out of the way and let Frink work the rat. Lee and Powell were fishing nearby and asked how AUM was doing, and Frink said they'd caught one. Oh, but it was 6 1/2 pounds. "I like to kind of get in their heads," Frink said with a grin.
Number 2 Lee and Powell work a dropshot in the foreground while number 1 AUM runs the bank in the background. A look at the two extremes on Chatuge this week. Big bait/swimbait pattern and the dropshot/finesse pattern. You go into a tournament hoping to survive with one and hoping to blow it out with the other. So far this morning, AUM is blowing it out with the big bait.
As the Carhartt College Series National Championship draws to a close, the top teams must prove their worthy of the Classic Bracket.
Word on the water puts Young Harris at 2 small keepers.
Frink and Nummy of AUM working their away around a massive structure along the Chatuge Dam this morning. This has been a key part or their day each day. They've been able to catch one or two solid fish here to get their day started. So far, nothing.
After being delayed roughly 30 minutes for improper insurance, AUM’s Frink and Nummy and Auburn’s Lee and Powell are away. Frink and Nummy might be hit the hardest because of this delay, as they’re targeting shallow largemouth, and pleasure boat traffic will pick up around 10 a.m., leaving the first few hours of fishing as the best. However, Lee and Powell are fishing offshore, so targeting spotted bass in deep brush might become more of a hassle with the increased wave action.
The AUM Team of Tom Frink and Jacob Nummy, as well as Auburn's Jordan Lee and Shane Powell neither have proof of up-to-date insurance policies. Per B.A.S.S. rules, all competitors must have the requisite coverages on hand before taking off. Both teams have relatives in Alabama working to find a copy.