As near as we can tell, Todd Faircloth is throwing a Strike King Dream Shot, and this selection definitely seems to be popular with the fish. Faircloth is flipping it in multiple directions and pulling it up and down at a steady pace. His limit fish was a 2-pounder, and he's caught multiple fish that were undersized.
Running so late, I think Aaron Martens forgot his shoes this morning. Photo by Bassmaster Marshal Randy Wilson
Jason Christie's marshal said they are in Canada with poor service. Christie has four fish for 12 pounds at the moment. He started the day in 12th place, but if you remember he came from way down in the standings to win Bull Shoals two years ago. This is a different situation, but you never know.
Brandon Palaniuk would like to reverse a trend today. While he's got three 20-pound bags to his credit in taking the lead in this tournament, they've gone from 23-10 to 21-1 to 20-0. Palaniuk hoped to find his hotspot in the St. Clair River near Lake Huron producing like it did on Day 1.
Let me be perfectly clear: Nobody who is fishing today is cheating. But this guy running downstream in his sailboat with an outboard is definitely cheating. But then again, it's not very windy. Whatever floats your boat ...
Jonathon VanDam just came off of plane, jumped from the cockpit and started pitching a dark tube. With a refinery in the background, he's working with minimal current and clear water. He's dead-sticking in 28 to 30 feet of water that's just under 68 degrees.
The weather was mild but the tension was palpable at the final-day launch on St. Clair.