A Mike McClelland sighting. He's fishing near an old train bridge that spans the Alabama River just outside of downtown Montgomery. We heard some reports earlier that he was catching some good fish. He's throwing a spinnerbait toward a flooded tree just offshore. There a couple of horses feeding in a field behind him onshore. Looks like there are a couple of hosses in the livewell, too. He reports he has five fish that go about 15 pounds so far.
Brent Chapman with a 2.5 lb spot. This fish culled and brought his total weight up to 14.5 lbs. By Marshal Jace Hilton.
Alton Jones lands fish No. 6. It's culling time.
We found Paul Elias and Bernie Schultz fishing 50 feet apart not far from downtown Montgomery, maybe 10 minutes from here. Elias said he has about 13 pounds, and Schultz said he isn't faring as well. Elias said most of his action came earlier this morning, which seems to be the story on this part of the river. We're taking off again.
Takahiro Omori is in the process of culling again. He has around 8 1/2 pounds.
From Takahiro's Marshal: #5 around around 2 lbs and on the next cast caught a 3lb or so now he is culling a 1 lb er. Pretty good upgrade.
Mike McClelland with about a 4-pounder — a nice cull up of about 2 pounds. Photo by Bassmaster Marshal Tim Patterson.
Takahiro has #4 for about 2.5 lbs giving him about 7-8 lbs total.