Skeet Reese put bass No. 3 in the livewell at 7:52 a.m. It was a long, skinny fish that weighed about 2 1/2 pounds. He caught it while working his way around one of the islands in Seibold Creek. Reese said the swimbait he's throwing is a 7-inch Basstrix model. He's throwing it in places where you'd cast a spinnerbait, right next to the bank, amidst laydowns and any other type of cover and reeling it steadily back, without any additional action from his rod.
Walker just finished his limit with one pushing 4 pounds. That should give him about 12 pounds for the day, and the fish seem to be coming at a more rapid rate.
Keith Combs is on a tear right now. He just boated his fourth keeper and has 16 pounds right now. He is the unofficial leader, but he started the day 6 pounds and 9 ounces behind Mike Iaconelli. You have to believe that Iaconelli, Reese and others will catch 15-20 pounds, but if Combs keeps this up it will be interesting.
Walker is fishing the end of a long ridge where it tapers off into slightly deeper water and meets up with a sandy spot before flattening out. This is where he caught his big fish yesterday. Most of this area is shallow with a lot of small features like the one above. Walker is being very specific on hitting these little hidden gems. There's not much just casting and fishing. It's all targets and thorough casting.
Christie just caught two more back-to-back casts. He now has three fish for 7-8 pounds.
Jason Christie is on the board! Fishing near the honeycomb creek bridge, Christie moved to the backside of the bridge and threw a swimbait to the corner of the gap, Hopkins and landing a fish about 3 lbs. By Garrick Dixon
Michael Iaconelli is now fishing his fourth spot in Siebold Creek, and he still has only one fish. He has been surprisingly lonely, with most of the spectator boats in the area choosing to follow Skeet Reese instead. The only noise from Ike's area so far came from a Bluetick hound dog in a nearby boat. It's the only thing that's "gone Ike" so far.
Walker just added his fourth keeper. This one like the rest; hovering around the 2-pound mark. That gives him approximately 8 pounds. This time yesterday, he had one keeper in the boat. Maybe that first cast, first fish thing will work out after all.
Walker yelled out wanting to know how Remitz was doing. They are allowed that type of info today.