There have been plenty of late-day rallies in this tournament so far, and that's what Brett Hite is hoping for today. "I just need one of those flurries like I've had the last two days," Hite said. "With these high skies and no wind, the fish just aren't eating the bait. I've had quite a few bites. Maybe this front that's headed this way will change things." Just as he was saying that, Hite broke off a fish.
Live action shots of Cliff Prince pulling in his third keeper of the day from Bassmaser Marshal Alvaro Alvarado.
Skeet's on a roll now. Photo by Bassmaster Marshal Dick Durbin.
Shaw Grisby is finally sight fishing, in a little lilly pad, after a morning using other methods. Shaw just hooked up with his 7th fish of the day, and culled to add three ounces to his total. "Every ounce counts," said his roommate Paul Elias with a wry smile. Paul is out here handing with the Bassmaster.com team hoping his buddy can win this derby.
"Byron Velvick hooked up with a nice fish." Photo by Bassmaster Marshal Will Eller.
Found Takahiro Omori not far from Martens. Omori is looking for sight fish. He told me his biggest one is about 8 pounds. He has 5 fish for 23 pounds.
Shaw Grigsby is unofficially atop the BassTrakk leaderboard. We've got a technical issue with Shaw's BassTrakk unit, so he's showing no fish in BassTrakk. But he actually has 5 fish for 16 pounds. That puts him in first place just ahead of Takahiro Omori. Stay tuned, lots of movement at the top!
Martens hasen't caught one since I found him. He said he needs a little breeze. He also mentioned he should be sight fishing for bigger fish.