Shaw Grigsby has added a couple 4-plus-pounders to the mix in the last little while and now he has five fish for around 22 pounds, unofficially in the lead right now. The last four fish he has boated are 4-4, 4-8, 4-12 and 4-5. Looks like Grigsby could be doing well this afternoon.
Marshal Craig Taylor says, "Try it, you'll like it. Be a Marshal!"
J Todds fish are getting bigger, wrong species though. A nice 6 pound walleye tells him he's around good fish though. Photo by Bassmaster Marshal Krista Cavanaugh
Unofficially two pros are over the 20-pound mark on BassTrakk. Both Dean Rojas, Kevin Ledoux and now Russ Lane are on top of the leaderboard with 21 pounds. Jacob Powroznik, Randy Howell, Edwin Evers, Bobby Lane and Skeet Reese are stacked up between 18 and 20 pounds. With how hard it is to judge smallmouth at times, many of these pros could indeed have 20 pounds at the moment.
At registration yesterday we heard a variety of complaints about Lake Ontario being off limits this year. Of course that's where Brandon Palaniuk won this event in 2013. "I bet they're not too unhappy about not being on the big lake today," our driver, Doug Kirkbride, said. With the rain and wind we've seen today, Ontario would be very rough.
It had been quiet but Cliff culled his second fish with a nice 3 1/2-pound smallie. Photo by Bryn Campbell.
Photo by Bassmaster Marshal Dan Bickel
Bill Lowen now has a limit with the solid 4 pounder in the picture. A few minutes later he culled a fish with a nice 3 1/2 pounder.