Brent Chapman just moved to the opposite side of the Coosa River from where he caught the two 3-pounders. "It's 5-pounder time," he said as he idled past us. Even a 4-pounder would help, but it's going to take that or better for him to upgrade much at this point. He's got a livewell filled with five 3-pounders.
Edwin Evers worked that flooded bush here on the Tallapoosa for about 20 minutes, and then decided to move into of the river to throw a spinnerbait toward a shallow area. The move paid off. He just snagged a 3-pounder and was able to cull up a pound or so. That should have him around 14 pounds, but that's a very rough estimate. And again, keep in mind that every ounce is going to count, it appears. Edwin's going to continue to work that shallow, sandy area a while longer.
Brent Chapman has caught two fish in three casts since his move. The second one was another 3-pounder and now gives him 15 pounds. Both bass have been caught on the 3/4-ounce War Eagle spinnerbait. It's been a long time since a Bassmaster Elite Series tournament has been won on a spinnerbait.
David Walker fished in this outcropping for 20 minutes and then slalomed downstream to try his luck on the other side. He's working the bank letting the current take him south.
David Walker looks for a way to get through the treacherous gap.
Brent Chapman told us he was "going below the bridge" and took off. Well, he ran below the bridge, all right. He stopped near the power lines, about a mile from the Tallapoosa River.
Found Steve Kennedy a ways down from the dam. Then, suddenly, David Walker shows up. It's getting interesting at Jordan Dam. I'm headed back to the dam to see what Walker is up to.
No action from Edwin Evers, but Tommy Biffle just zipped through here. He obviously was fishing even a bit farther up the Tallapoosa than Evers.