It takes a different mindset to keep up with this tournament. Basically, it boils down to this: Aaron Martens has to finish 16 places higher in the standings than Greg Hackney and Todd Faircloth has to finish 18 places higher than Hackney in order to surpass him in points and take the Toyota Angler of the Year crown away from the points leader coming into this event.
I am having a hard time hearing near this industrial area but I believe Hite said he has four in the live well. He had to let two 5-pounders go since they were hooked out side of the mouth. Its nice and calm where he's fishing.
Aaron Martens is working in the background as Steve Wright works on his latest blog update.
Greg Hackney is fishing along the edges of a large bowl near No-See-Em Creek. The middle of the bowl is around 25 feet deep, but around the edges it is only 5 feet deep, with some rocks. The sun is out now and the water is crystal clear. We can easily see the bottom.
As Hackney stood on the front deck of his boat waiting in the darkness of pre-dawn inside the harbor at Escanaba’s Ludington Park, a bevvy of thoughts ran through his mind.
Dave Mercer with Shaye Baker with an update on Championship Monday
Greg Hackney just caught a nice 3 and a half pounder, culling up about a pound. "How much you got Greg?" I asked. "Not enough." He smiled. "On Thursday they were chasing about ever cast here," he said. "I was starting to think the fish had left. But they're on the bottom today."
Some people, such as Jim Sexton (pictured here), would rather have a bad hat day rather than a bad hair day like Overstreet. Sexton looks like he's prepared to be here awhile and fits right in with the Yoopers up here.
Greg Hackney just caught a big-un--a 4 pound smallmouth. That's a limit, for about 15 pounds total. Prior to this fish, things looked a little tense in the Hack boat. But this fish brought a noticeable mood improvement to the Hack Attack. We could hear a little laughter, and something that resembled a happy dance. The sun even popped out for a minute.