Shaye Baker takes to the air to see the action from above.
Takakiro Omori is the latest angler to bail on the area near the takeoff that has produced so many fish this week. Omori didn't go far, but has moved further to the south than anyone has seen him in the last two days. Not long after Omori shut it down, Shaye Baker, boat driver Steve Lund and I were in photo position, about 35 yards away, when a pleasure boat never came off plane in going between us. This isn't a big lake, but it's bigger than to do that crap. However, Omori seemed unfazed.
Aaron Martens caught a 4-pounder while we were watching on Bassmaster LIVE. Now he has hooked up and landed another 4-plus-pounder. His pattern is starting to heat up and get interesting. He has around 14 pounds now and is unofficially in second place.
Terry Scroggins admits he is surprised by the daily weights his fellow Bassmaster Elite Series pros brought to the scales at Lake Havasu.
On the water now with Takahiro Omori who is grinding away in the area near the ramp. This area has been a parking lot of boats the last few days. Tak has one keeper, but he's sticking with it. Clifford Pirch has fished here all week as well. But Pirch has bailed on this area and is now catching them.
After missing three bites, Evers stowed his trolling motor and made another move. After a three mile run up the river, he cut into a small cove off the main channel. He flipped into a sparse stand of tules and immediately slammed back his rod. He boat flipped his third keeper of the day. The 2-pound largemouth should put him around 8 1/2 pounds.
With these cool nights we've been having here in Lake Havasu City, the water temperature had been dropping from the low 70s into the high 60s. But with the way the sun is beating down now, it's rising quickly. The locals watching Cliff Pirch from a distance seem to believe the bite will only get better as the surface temps keep rising. They say it'll be especially good for the smallmouth bite. Pirch just said he hopes it keeps heating up.
Aaron Martens just hooked up live on Bassmaster LIVE. Looked to be a 4-pounder and he brought it out of some real thick cover. He was hooked up for about 6 or 7 seconds before the fish came through the reeds (or tules as Westerners call them). Martens is feeling good because he said it only gets better later in the day.
Cliff Pirch just landed. 3-pound largemouth that should allow him to cull up to 13 or 14 pounds. He's slowly putting together a special bag on Championship Sunday.