The pros gear up for another big day on the Big O, and now, only 50 anglers are left to vie for the title.
Chris Lane just put his second fish of the day in his livewell — a 2 1/2-pounder. He's working the edge of a thick stand of pencil reeds. As predicted by some anglers yesterday, Lake Okeechobee's bass are changing position a bit today. "They're coming out," Lane said. "It's more like it was in practice."
Photographer James Overstreet and I have just found Chris Lane, who is fishing north of Monkey Box. He's already got a 5-pounder in the boat and, equally important, hasn't missed any fish so far. Yesterday he reported that he's been missing about two or three good fish a day, but he's not going to let that get in his head because there's nothing much he can do about it.
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The morning has already gotten off to a fast and furious start, just the way you expect it to on Lake Okeechobee. Randy Howell has the first limit of the day weighing around 14 pounds and change. That puts him near the top of the leaderboard. David Walker has his first fish, a 5-pounder. There are a few more catches starting to show on BASSTrakk, but the quick start of those two tells us that today could be pretty special.
Analysis of Day Three on Lake Okeechobee in Florida.
Bass fishermen generally have a love/hate relationship with Lake Okeechobee. Yes, it's one of the best bass fishing lakes in the world. And it can also leave you frustrated enough to break a flipping stick across your knee.
Kelly Jordon managed to get past the feathers he found on Day One to find the chickens on Day Two.
Smashing a six-year-old Bassmaster Elite Series record, Ish Monroe increased his lead to 13-11 over his nearest challenger, 2012 Bassmaster Classic champion Chris Lane.
Take a look behind the scenes on Day Two of the 2012 Elite Series Power-Pole Slam from Lake Okeechobee.