We just pulled up on Kevin VanDam and he's strapping his rods down to move. Travis Manson, Skeet Reese and Brent Chapman are fishing nearby.
Here's a trend to watch as BASSTrakk totals are updated throughout the day. For almost everyone who made the cut, it's either been a morning bite or an afternoon bite. Very few anglers have caught fish all day. Brent Chapman said yesterday that he didn't catch one after 10 o'clock. He admitted that left him nervous about today. He might begetting a bit more anxious now, having only 4 fish at 11 o'clock.
Gary Tramontina is shooting photos for Bassmaster Magazine. He's following Scott Rook at the moment.
We just pulled up on Ott DeFoe fishing a shoreline as he was culling. He told us he has a solid limit for about 15.5 pounds.
I hate to even say this, let alone type it, but it seems as if the wave action is subsiding a bit. I hope that doesn't jinx us, but we are not bouncing nearly as high as we were this morning. We are still bouncing and the wind continues to blow, but we're not getting wet anymore. That could help Rook. It will certainly make it easier for him to stay on his fishing spot. He's not had a bite since he lost his last fish.
Elite Series pros Jonathon VanDam and David Walker will take your questions in the War Room at the top of the 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. (ET) hours. You can submit them three ways: in the comments box below, on the B.A.S.S. Facebook page or by tagging @BASS_Nation on Twitter.
Randy Howell has made a long run this time. After 30 minutes in the vicinity of his 3-12 catch from earlier this morning, he has nothing to show for it. He settled down within spitting distance of Edwin Evers and in the same area Howell has spent much of his tournament time.
Rook has lost three nice fish this morning. And he's had some pleasure boaters get a little too close to his spot. He's showing some frustration. But if he can fight through those demons, he's certainly in a good spot for catching more fish.