Jacob Powroznik just caught his fourth keeper, and the first one he didn't have to measure before putting it in the livewell. He's not showing up on BASSTrakk, but he's got enough weight that he'd still be in the lead there. But that's trivial at this point. He's only got 5 or 6 pounds probably. Powroznik continues to flip his way down this creek bank, putting his bait in shallow water. "He's fishing in the dirt," as James Overstreet put it.
Lintner just caught his third keeper. It's not much and he'll likely have to cull it if he wants to be in contention, but it's closer to the limit he has to have. Rick Clunn weighed in a squeaker spotted bass yesterday, so it's possible to stay in the hunt with a little guy in the box. All total he has about 6 pounds.
Photo by Bassmaster Marshal Thomas St.Cyr.
Photo by Bassmaster Marshal Josh Smith.
We just made a monster move, at least it feels that way. The wind is no fun on Toledo Bend. Lintner is now a good 10 or 15 miles from where we started. There's very few boats around and he's plying new water. He said in the last place he was getting some weird bites. And right before we left he lost one about 2 pounds.
James Overstreet and I have had an unwanted adventure finding tournament leader Jacob Powroznik this morning, but apparently we haven't missed much. Powroznik did start in the Indian Mounds area, which is where we launched. But he didn't stay there long, according to two observers that have been following him from the start. We had to run north almost to the Pendleton Bridge and idle way back into an unnamed creek arm, where we just saw him catch his third fish of the day. Like the previous two, Powroznik had to put it on the measuring board before it went in the livewell.
Tharp is working his way down the bank that's lined with grass into the back of a creek. He just boated a 3 1/4-pounder, as well as a short fish. He said he wasn't sure of his total weight, but that last fish was his biggest one. He'd like to cull everything else in his box.
db talks with the Tietjes about the pressure of fishing on your home lake.