This year's Elite event marks BASS' seventh professional tournament on Bull Shoals Reservoir and the first since a WBT event in 2006. It's been more than 20 years (1991) since the top BASS pros competed there. That event (the 1991 Arkansas Bassmaster Top 100) was won by Ron Shuffield.
Matt Herren is somewhat concerned about the lack of bites this morning. He has moved into another creek arm on the upper end of Bull Shoals Lake where the water has a little more color in it.
BASSTrakk is up and rolling. This is the place where we keep up with the fish being caught by the 50 anglers competing today. We're getting texts and phone calls from the Marshals today. We'll update BASSTrakk, presented by Toyota Trucks, every 30 to 45 minutes. You can keep up with it here: http://www.bassmaster.com/basstrakk-presented-toyota-trucks
Brent Chapman says leading AOY standings not that important now.
Mark Menendez moving up the leaderboard with solid bag.
Trying to catch up, Keith Poche lands two at a time.
Just five minutes later, a big score -- a 5-pounder that's barely hooked and jumping. It's in the boat and he's now at four fish with a total between 12 and 13 pounds. Five more minutes and number five is in -- 3 pounds for a limit that's 15 to 16 pounds. Zona texts me that a change in cast angles has been the key to this flurry.
Brandon finds the going slow then moves out to almost the center of this creek and instantly bangs out a two pounder then a three.
Bull Shoals is producing a lot of fish catches.