It's been a grind in this wind for Kevin. Four in the livewell and plenty of time to limit and cull a few. Photo by Bassmaster marshal Dan Shine
Photo taken by Marshal Bryan Ray
As soon as I approached Ike, he caught a solid 3-pounder within a few casts while Niggemeyer and JVD are nearby. Ike upgraded by 1 pound or so. He is pumped up!
Mike McClelland culls up with a solid keeper. Photo by Bassmaster marshal Danny Stafursky
Just a heads up for any fans wondering ... Greg Hackney's cameraman left his boat around 11 a.m., so his 10 pounds has since upgraded. Stay up to date by checking out the Live Blog. Also, Kevin Hawk started the day in 21st place and within striking distance of the Top 12, but they have had trouble with their BASSTrakk phone, so his weight does not represent anything at all. So if you see him on the edge of the Top 12 during the weigh-in, do not be surprised.
Brent Chapman is making me tired. Sure, I'm just sitting in his boat but I'm having to watch him cast relentlessly as he tries to find one more fish to cull his already great bag. It's all about timing, he says. He's trying to find a 6 pounder, but he says he will settle for a 4. He's throwing a deep-diving crankbait. 3 fish have been caught since I've been onboard, but none of them cull.
Despite what BASSTrakk says, Zaldain is looking at 18 or so pounds.