The lake area Chris Lane is fishing is very grassy, lots of vegetation. Basically shallow water grass, which is perfect for a guy from Florida. Dennis has commented several times how similar this area is to the Lousiana Delta, With lily pads, hydrilla, eelgrass and duck weed. "In my book, it can't get any better for fishing," he said.
In a tournament where the big bass has been a 4-13 one day and two 5-3s the next, Aaron Martens got off to a hot start Saturday. He landed a bass that weighed 4 1/2 pounds, maybe a little more, at 6:35. He is fishing in a small canal, near a "No Wake" buoy. It's less than a five-minute boat ride from the launch site.
I'm riding with Louisiana pro angler Dennis Tietje today. He had back surgery and is taking a year of medical leave from the Elite tour. Great to have his expertise in the boat. We followed Chris Lane just south of the launch to Target Lake. He has already caught two fish but tossed them back in. The river is on the rise. It is muddy, whereas the lake water is clearer. Bass like the clearer water, so that's why Chris is here.
When 43-year-old Steve Kennedy says he just had the most fun day of fishing in his life, that's quite a statement.
Check out these photos from Behind the Scenes of Day Two of the 2012 Elite Series Mississippi River Rumble!
Check out these photos from La Crosse, Wis., at the 2012 Mississippi River Rumble!
Texas' Todd Faircloth snaps up Mississippi River Rumble lead
Elite Series anglers are battling big bass on Day Two of the Mississippi River Rumble out of La Crosse, Wis.
Just because weights are close doesn't mean it's anyone's tournament to win. Quite the opposite, in fact.