He has thrown a multitude of baits while we have been here. McCaghren has caught fish on a crankbait, big worm and a hair jig so far this week, but his go-to bait when the school is fired up is a big football jig. He is using a crankbait as a search bait right now.
Billy McCaghren just told us that everyday he has had to relocate his school because they are moving around in his area. He's not sure this morning if he scattered them out, but he is fan casting in all directions searching for that perfect lineup.
After catching a couple in the 2-pound range, Brandon Lester's third keeper looked to be 3-plus. It was a chore for him to land on a spinning reel. He should have better than 8 pounds now.
Edwin Evers just landed his second 4 pounder of the morning. That's three keepers for approximately 11 pounds. And he he just landed his fourth keeper while I was typing. That one looks to be around 3 and a half pounds. He's got to have close to 15 pounds now. He's in the midst of one of these famed Kentucky Lake flurries that we've seen so often this week. The 22 spectator boats are cheering with approval.
We found Brandon Lester near the mouth of Bear Creek just in time to see him land his second keeper, about a 2-pounder. He's got a half-dozen spectator boats - or about a fourth as many as Edwin Evers, who we passed in our way here.
We started on Tim Horton and after he bounced around multiple spots we moved to Billy McCaghren who has fished one spot all week. According to BASSTrakk he has one in the boat at the moment for 1-12.
It looks like Brett Hit just caught a nice one. Hite told his cameraman it was about 5 pounds.
The Top 12 head out for the final day of the Zippo BASSfest at Kentucky Lake presented by A.R.E. Truck Caps.