We came upon Chad Morgenthaler. He indicated one fish has his livewell all to itself.
Angler of the Year leader Mark Davis fishing a spinnerbait at high tide. Looking for bites on the main river.
If you talk to any of these anglers, they'll tell you how important it is to catch the tide "right." "High is wrong," Aaron Martens said yesterday. "Out-going low is phenomenal. I actually did pretty good then." Brett Hite said he caught his limit early this morning when he got a few hours of tide "switch" - from out-going to in-coming. In other words most of the day has been a rising tide, not optimum fish-catching conditions.
"As soon as we put the first fish in the boat this butterfly joined us and hasn't left since." Photo by Bassmaster Marshal Mike Ferman.
Billy McCaghren is currently fishing the mouth of a creek and indicated he had 3 in the boat. He said he arrived a bit late and wished he was there a bit earlier. These tidal bass are there one minute then gone.
Aaron Martens is feeling the love from the city of brotherly love. Supportive fan hold up a signs, one of which has been edited to keep it family friendly.
Folks we are approaching the 10-pound mark. With only half the field being covered by Bass Trakk today, the weights are unofficial and who we speak of may not actually be leading. When it comes to the 50 anglers with Bass Trakk, Kevin Short is ahead of the rest. He put together a flurry earlier in the day as he put keepers 2, 3, 4 and 5 in the boat in a 15 minute period. Then he made a cull as well. He is getting near the 10-pound mark, if he hasn't already passed it.
Getting close to high tide on the river. Bobby Lane and Kelley Jordan fishing grass this morning. Having to let their bait sink a bit before starting to crank. The incoming tide makes it hard to reach the submerged grass. Big Show also fishing grass in this shot. Three types of grass on the river . Eel grass, milfoil and hydrilla.