Looks to weigh about 3 pounds. Photo by Bassmaster Marshal Jim Valladares
Justin Lucas, coming off a win in Sacramento, is still hot. He has moved into 10th place in the unofficial standings with a limit weighing 13-4. Lucas, who turned 29 years old on May 1st, has earned a check in every B.A.S.S. event he's fished since he turned 28. That includes a 9th-place finish at the GEICO Bassmaster Classic in February and a 10th-place finish in the 2015 season opener at the Sabine River.
Kelly Jordon says he has about 14 pounds. He's caught a couple off beds and the rest flipping. He saw a "real big one" that he couldn't get to bite. That kicker would help vault him to the top of the leaderboard if he can figure out how to make it bite.
Tommy Biffle just let us know he has only two in the boat. "The bite's no good," he shouted. At least he found a pretty spot to fish.
My 2015 Bassmaster Elite Series season has already been a rollercoaster of emotions, but I’m thankful that I’ve had a double dose of upward momentum – most recently with my ninth-place finish at this past weekend’s event on the California Delta.
At 10 a.m. MT, 21 anglers had a five-bass limit, including the top 15 on the unofficial leaderboard, where Fred Roumbanis remains in first place with 17-10. Brandon Card has a chance to move up with his fifth fish. He has four and is tied with Mike Iaconelli for 15th place with 10-12. John Murray remains in second place with 15-14, followed by Clifford Pirch with 15-7 and Zell Rowland with 15-6.
It's been a grind so far for Brandon Coulter but the scenery is great. Photo by Bassmaster Marshal Jeff Jones
We just went through this little cut and found a bay holding anglers. Kelly Jordon is standing atop his trolling motor bracket, Power-Poles down, pitching to a bedding bass. Tommy Biffle is in the far back corner of the bay moving slowly, targeting the edge of the reeds.