Lane has added two to his creel in the last few minutes. One was just a keeper and the other was pushing 3 pounds. He has three total for 5 pounds and change. Right now he's in the area where he lost two "heavy" fish yesterday. He's just bopping from lily pad group to lily pad group and dipping his worm. This is Classic Florida fishing, which is appropriate for this angler.
Photo by Bassmaster Marshal Derek Daniels.
Mark Davis pulls out the spinning gear with a wacky-rigged bait- he's doing anything to get a bite. We're looking forward to see how deep in the rod locker Mark goes. Keith Combs has enough and heads back North. All quiet on Paul Elias as well. It's much darker and colder today than even yesterday. We just saw Mark put a jacket on, and I"m not taking mine off.
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We just made the run from Welaka to Mark Davis on the east shore of Lake George. It was not a fun ride sitting on the cooler. During the ride, I learned that BassTrakk is broken. We are trying to get that fixed ASAP. Mark Davis is working the tall grass next to Paul Elias. Keith Combs and David Walker are also nearby. Davis just yelled at us "I need a bite!". The clouds are hurting him. With no sun, he's casting at beds he cannot see. He's got nothing in the boat but still looking.
Lane is flipping a line of pads on the river and within the first half dozen or so casts, he boats his first keeper. It comes in around 1-pound, but it's a start.
On the final day of the Bassmaster Elite Series event on the St. Johns River, the Top 12 anglers pre
After a 20-minute idle, mixed with slow-speed run we are back where Lane caught three yesterday and lost two. Just a few scattered boats around. Most of them spectators.