With his third fish on three consecutive casts, Clifford Pirch got his wish. "We found them," he said. His flurry broke the calm, and it's amazing how these guys appreciate their game.
Clifford Pirch now jumps into the lead with a flurry at his third stop. Pirch boated three fish to fill out his limit and now has 11 pounds and 12 ounces unofficially. He jumps back into the lead and as he said on Bassmaster LIVE he needed that momentum and feels better with his fish. They keep growing with every fish catch and he hopes to hook into a 5-pound fish, which is something he will probably need to seal the deal.
The move downriver just keeps paying off for Cliff Pirch, as he's now put Nos. 4 AND 5 in the boat. The fish both looked to be in the 3-pound range and should help him regain the unofficial lead on BASSTrakk.
Lucas just got his fifth fish of the day, and it's a keeper. Now he has a limit and will start looking for bigger fish.
Perhaps feeling a little crowded, Cliff Pirch made a short run downriver and quickly put keeper No. 3 in the boat. He's still fishing the same drop-shot rig that's worked for him all week, but he's using it in a spot that hasn't seen nearly as much pressure.
Casey Ashley lands a 3 1/2 pounder and now he is unofficially in the lead with about 10 1/2 pounds right now. He just overtook Justin Lucas at the top spot. The 2015 Classic Champion made a jump yesterday with a good day and started the final day in 6th place.
Rookie David Williams made the first Top 12 of his short Elite Series career this week. He came into today in 7th place after having 19-8 on Day 3. At the Sabine River, Williams registered a 16th place finish, his best of the season so far, and now he will top that this week. After talking with his marshal about BassTrakk and getting a good signal, we now know he has two fish for 2 1/2 pounds right now. He is unofficially in 8th place.