Sportsmen are out in force on Lake Shelbyville today.
The connection between success and popularity is an interesting one and very evident in the world of bass fishing.
Brent Chapman continues to work his way toward the back of Lithia Creek.
Another report from B.A.S.S. photographer Seigo Saito, and this one's funny...
This is as it should be: Aaron Martens is fishing bridge pilings. If a lake has a bridge crossing it, you're likely to find Martens fishing the pilings at some point in the day.
Twelve anglers is not a lot for a B.A.S.S. tournament, but it is enough.
Lake Shelbyville welcomes the 12 B.A.S.S. All-Stars.
Ike is still having a tough time, still cranking along flats. Skeet Reese just zipped by us heading south, and we're now adjacent to the launch ramp.
Brent Chapman has moved away from his initial area near the dam and has gone across the lake into the mouth of Lithia Creek, where he stopped for a quick word with Randy Howell. Before Chapman made this move, he said, "I've fished my pattern twice, now I'm going pre-fishing." He says he's got one bass in the boat that weighs about 1 1/2 pounds.
What do you do when you know you're around bass but they aren't biting? You call them.