Rick Clunn doing what he does best. Photo by Bassmaster Marshall Jeremy King
Shaw Grigsby's dry spell has ended. After fishing for about 75 minutes with no bites, Grigsby looked over at us, grimaced and made the choke signal. You've got to give him credit for having a good sense of humor. And maybe the fishing gods rewarded him for that. Soon after that Grigsby landed a 2-pound smallmouth bass.
Right before takeoff, Davy Hite posted this cool photo on Twitter. pic.twitter.com/OJHHtewiE3 — Davy Hite (@DavyHite) July 31, 2015
Prior to launch and over an egg muffin on Day 2 of the Evan Williams Bourbon Bassmaster Elite Series tournament, Mike Iaconelli offered his perspective on the sometimes temperamental smallmouth that have made the St. Lawrence River a favorite fishery of he and many other pros.
Bassmaster Marshal Colleen Frabizi shows off her hand painted bass nail art depicting a big bass she caught earlier this month. The Elite anglers probably don't see this kind of bass in the boat too often. She's excited to be part of the Evan Williams Bourbon Bassmaster Elite at St. Lawrence River and learning from the pros.
Anglers have to call Canadian officals before they fish in their waters. Photo by Bassmaster Marshal Barb Elliott
This morning Steve Bowman and I are following Day 1 leader Shaw Grigsby. He's back in the same spot where he did his damage yesterday. It's a big wide stretch of the St. Lawrence River, and today a brutal 25 mile an hour wind is beat down on Grigsby and us. We're rolling around in whitecaps and lots of spray. Bowman is having trouble standing with the camera, and I'm having trouble typing with the spray and the rolling. But I'm not complaining. At least it's not cold!