Davy Hite has now moved back to where he started this morning, after failing to get revenge on the big female that has eluded him this week. As you must do, Hite approached that spawning bed as if the 6- to 7-pounder was on it. After numerous pitches into the bed, he push-poled close enough to clearly see into it and only the smaller male was there. "She's probably gone," Hite said. "She had been there three days."
We've moved to an area Lane did not touch yesterday. The prior stop was on the main river and evidently the boat traffic, which has picked up greatly, forced him off the river. Still stuck in the 9-pound neighborhood. And we are about an hour past the time he caught his big one yesterday.
"Fishing is totally lop sided. Walker has this 6.5 pound bass and a 5 pounder to go with it. He just filled his limit, but those 3 other fish only weigh about 4 pounds together." Photo by Bassmaster Marshal Zach Crabtree.
Looking at Basstrakk, Lane has about a 10-pound lead. Given that you would almost think he has this wrapped up. A lot has already been said about the potential for a comeback. There's no more likely of a place to do that than here. I'm sure we will continue to belabor the point until the last cast. But at this moment in the game it's true. No one believes that more than Lane. He's said repeatedly that he needs a big one.
Davy Hite just made a move to the opposite side of the St. Johns River, and pulled out a push-pole to move through some aquatic vegetation and look for spawning beds.
Lane has caught one more but it was unclear if he culled with it. If he did, it was only an ounce or two. Right now he's doing a live interview talking about how his day is going. Can't hear the whole conversation. But you can on the War Room link.