We just had a word with Greg Hackney before he made another short move. When asked what he was thinking, Hackney said, "I'm thinking this wind is blowing so hard the fish don't want to get in the grass." A strong wind like that blowing on Cayuga Lake right now tends to blow the aquatic vegetation over to the point it's laying flat in the water, rather than standing vertically. "I'm also thinking I just need one more bite to have as much or more than I did the first day," Hackney said.
We talked to Edwin as he fished under a coal power plant. He's been looking for clear water, but not finding it. He only has two fish, but he caught his bigger ones later in the day on the previous two days, so he remains in good spirits. He is continuing to work the bank in hopes of finishing off his bag, but we are headed north to see how Brent Chapman is doing. BASSTrakk says he has made a charge today.
Chapman is fishing where I saw him the first day. He confirmed he has about 16 pounds and is looking for one more 4-pounder. He said he caught three first thing in the morning and the others came here and there.
Photo by Bassmaster Marshal Coleen Fabrizi
Greg Hackney hammers them on Day 2 of the A.R.E. Truck Caps Bassmaster Elite at Cayuga Lake. Watch here as he catches two on nearly back-to-back flips.
On my way up north, I located Brandon Palaniuk. We stopped and shot few images, then Brandon said, as a joke, "how come I don't catch fish when you are on me?" So I told him we are going to leave him alone, and then we started our motor. As we idled away from him, he set the hook on a solid 4-pounder. He said he added about 3 pounds with this cull.
Fred Roumbanis catches them big on Day 2 of the A.R.E. Truck Caps Bassmaster Elite at Cayuga Lake.