Aaron Martens' first cast ... a little later than planned! Photo by Bassmaster Marshal Randy Wilson
Aaron Martens is up and at 'em, finally. After an extra 30 minutes of sleep this morning, Aaron has made his way to his starting spot, maybe 2 miles from launch. He's jabbering a hundred miles an hour and working on tackle and being his typical Aaron self. So the boys better look out, cause the typical Aaron is very good at catching bass.
We are technically in Lake St. Clair's Canadaian section, and we finally caught up with Todd Faircloth. At this point we've seen Faircloth catch two fish, and one was definitely a keeper. With very spotty cell coverage, Bassmaster LIVE and blog work from this area may be a challenge.
Looking for JVD this morning, but still amazed by the amount of steel that is able to float. Cool, hazy and humid conditions again today, but I'm guessing the weather stability will keep the fish eating. Stay tuned for an update on JVD ...
Greg Vinson starts his day with a solid 4-pound smallmouth. Photo by Bassmaster Marshal Justin Carrier
James Overstreet, boat driver Ken Miller and I are in place near Port Huron waiting on tournament leader Brandon Palaniuk and third-place James Elam, who have caught the bulk of their fish while sharing one spot in the St. Clair River. A local tournament out of Sarnia just took off, and none of the boats tried to pull in on this place. Palaniuk just arrived -- at 7:06 a.m.
We are on Chris Lane already. He started the day in fourth place. The defending champ of this event is once again in contention on the final day. Now Lane's made his first move of the day. He pulled up the trolling motor and joked about heading to get coffee and doughnuts because of how early it is and how dark it still seems. He said yesterday he didn't start fishing until 7, and this morning he was fishing by 6:40.
Following Chris Lane out on Lake St. Clair today. He should be in Anchor Bay for most of the day. He caught a 24-pound bag yesterday and jumped up to fourth overall. He is only 6 pounds behind Brandon Palaniuk, which may sound like a lot, but it is very possible to catch a 25-pound bag on this body of water.