See what happened on Brandon Palaniuk's first cast on Day 2.
Fletcher Shyrock took Mary Beth Rooney out for the Governor's Challenge and they loaded the boat from Lake Owasco.
New plan is paying off for Ike. Photo taken by Marshal Greg Hain
With just two keepers in the box, Kevin Short needs to get it in gear. He's largely stuck with the flipping stick and plastic, but tossed a spinnerbait for a bit. You'd have to think at this point he's going to stick with it since it's gotten him this far. After all, most everyone in the Top 5 are doing the same.
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