Randy Howell has no fish yet. He's waiting for the wind to lay down to hit his best stuff.
We've found Randy Howell and he's drawn first blood -- a 6-inch smallmouth not much longer than his white spinnerbait. Howell said he tried the open water but the wind and waves made that uninviting. "I'm just waiting for the birds to start working," Howell said. When bass chase shad to the surface, gulls congregate and dive on injured baitfish. That's a tell for anglers that bass are schooling and can be caught.
It appears that a school of active fish showed themselves, and Duckett capitalized by putting three keepers in the boat. Duckett, Starks and Jordon are playing bumper boats and within arm's reach of each other at times.
Brent is still using all reaction baits, no bottom baits. No more fish in the boat but several short strikes.
The morning bite has not been good to Tommy Biffle this week. He just told us to come back this afternoon and they would be biting then.
Boyd Duckett, Jeremy Starks and Kelly Jordon are all fishing within a long cast of eachother. We have seen a couple short fish caught, but it appears to be a slow bite this morning.