Kevin Ledoux is fishing with spinning tackle in this harsh wind, but after making a small move in his general area he hooked up. After playing the fish out for a little bit he walked to the passenger seat and landed the fish. It wasn't big whatsoever, but it is his first keeper of the day. He walked to the back of the boat, held up the fish and exclaimed "That's the first fish I've had to bump all week!"
Update by Bassmaster Marshal Barb Elliott
Davis gets his first fish of the day on his first cast in Massena. Update by Bassmaster Marshal Kate Owczarzak
Jerkbait a fish right away on his 2nd spot. Fish flapped and snagged Skeet's shirt. He stuck the fish right to his side under his arm! Update by Bassmaster Marshal Barb Elliott
Yesterday we watched Edwin Evers doing a lot of sight fishing. Today the conditions are different. There's more cloud cover today and you can't see the fish. So far this morning we're seeing Evers doing a lot of fan casting. It's likely the sun will burn off much of the clouds and give him the opportunity to do more of what he was doing yesterday.
On Skeet's second stop he boated about a 2-pounder. Update by Bassmaster Marshal Barb Ellott
Iaconelli is still fishing in same spot. Constantly starting up his engine after every cast to idle up about 50 yards and drift over on same spot. It looks to be a great exercise he has done it at least 50 times so far.
If you polled the Elite Series anglers on who they'd like to see win among today's 12 finalists, Kevin Ledoux would win in a landslide. The 35-year-old Choctaw, Okla., resident is in his third year on the Elite Series. He qualified through the Central Opens in 2011, drew three Top 50 checks in 2012, none in 2013 and then sat out all of 2014 after having serious back surgery, plus post-surgery complications. It's generally acknowledged that he's way too good an angler to have so few accomplishments on the Elite Series.
You can almost hear Keith Combs thoughts as he makes each cast. "Come on fish bite" " What do I need to throw" "Where's are you Mr. smallmouth?" By Marshal Terry Pike
Jacob drifted down about 500 yards to fish another flat. Now he has made a move back toward Washington.