Chris Lane has made a short move to a thick field of reeds northeast of Observation Shoal. This area isn't protected from the southwest wind, which has picked up considerably. Lane appears to be fishing toward a waypoint that he marked yesterday afternoon when he was whacking 'em here. It has been a while since he's had a bite.
Shortly after boating the smaller male, KVD catches the female off a bed, a quality 4-pound class fish.
If Chris Lane can close the gap and pull off the win here at Okeechobee, he'll be the first angler since Kevin VanDam in 2005 to win three B.A.S.S. events in a season and the first ever to win an Open, an Elite and the Classic in a single season. Paul Elias is the only angler who has currently won a Classic, an Elite and an Open in his career.
If Ish Monroe has cracked the 100-pound mark today, it's the second time in his career. He also did it in 2006 at the very first Bassmaster Elite Series tournament on Lake Amistad, Texas -- which he won with 104-8.
Ish Monroe has a big sack already, which is actually the earliest in the day a 20-pound plus sack has been caught.
Check out the remaining Elite Series pros as they launch on Lake Okeechobee for Day Four of the 2012 Power-Pole Slam.
It wasn't what he's looking for, but Chris Lane added a third bass to his livewell just now. It was about a one-pounder. Lane has had a few frustrating moments in the last 30 minutes, just missing on a couple of big bass that rustled the reeds in swimming after his jig. But, again, it's early, and he's done most of his damage later in the day.
Scott Rook still has 3 fish in the box but has had a string of bad luck. He lost a 6-pounder. Then he broke off a giant, and caught his first 2 short fish of the week. According to him I'm bad luck for him this morning and as you will see in this video he asked me to GET OUT lol. Hopefully his luck changes now that I'm out of his boat.