The third day on the Delaware River begins for the Bassmaster Elite Series.
As mentioned earlier, Mike Iaconelli made a decision about 30 minutes ago — one of those that will win or lose a tournament. It looks now like it might win it for him. The full moon coming Sunday night is what's called a "super moon," according to Pete Gluszek. I haven't had time to Google that yet, but it's creating some unusual conditions — like an extremely low tide, one that made Iaconelli leave the creek where he caught his first two keepers.
After getting unstuck, Faircloth pulled up on an old broken-down bulkhead and after a few casts, set the hook with a motion that would've turned a 9-pounder's head. Alas, the fish was far smaller, but it kept. Faircloth, normally not one to celebrate too obviously, turned around and held it up for us. That surprised me, but I guess that's his equivalent show of emotion as break dancing is for Ike. Keepers are like gold and they know it.
Todd Faircloth is running and gunning hard cover. As he idled away from this "modest" New Jersey home, he temporarily got stuck in the mud. The tide is rolling out hard, continuing to expose all sorts of boat-halting obstacles. Just when I think it's all the way out, it keeps on rolling.
With Keith Poche as my boat driver, I'm heading to Darby Creek this morning, which is where Poche spent some time this week. "I had a spot way in the back, but I don't know what happened to them. I felt like I could scratch out a small limit. I spent half of the first day there." We're going to see what's going on in Darby.
Into the thick of it with Jacob Powroznik Photo by Bassmaster Marshal John Roy
With lots of idling to do in this skinny creek, Garrick Dixon is taking advantage of the calm ride and editing photos as we go
Nice cull for Edwin Evers. Photo by Bassmaster Marshal Jim Groome
Edwin Evers is making a good jump in the standings this morning. Not only does he have a limit before 8 a.m. but he has the only limit so far. Most anglers have one or two keepers in the live well, but Chad Pipkens and Skeet Reese both have three and Steve Kennedy has four already. Evers started the day in 21st and is sitting in fourth place unofficially. Keep up with the action with the live blog and on BASSTrakk.