Another good one for Murray. Photo by Jimmy Rogers
Here's an idea of how much running Edwin Evers did today. From the launch, he went to the Bouldin Dam Canal and went up and down it several times. He ran up and down the Coosa for a while and then maybe a really long run (about 12 miles one way, we estimate) up the Tallapoosa and then back down that river. He then decided, oddly we found, to turn down the Alabama River and motor past the launch. It was at that point we realized that we were running low on gas.
John Murray continues to cull, holding on to this bass close to 4 pounds. Photo by Jimmy Rogers
Steve Kennedy is back near the park at Wetmpka. When he got here, Brent Chapman was on the spot where Kennedy caught his 4-14, his biggest spotted bass yesterday. Chapman has moved back up the river and Kennedy has this place to himself. They are both scrambling, trying to find a game-changer in the final minutes. James Overstreet and I are out of here, headed to Montgomery.
Edwin Evers passed by us, so we followed him to Cooter's Pond. As soon as he made a cast, he caught two back to back. He upgraded a little. Then he caught a third one and culled again. I'd estimate his last catch to be close to 3 pounds.
Brent Chapman is back at the powerlines where he caught his last two 3-pounders. But he's moving again. He's on his way back up the Coosa.
My dad used to say that being in the Army was a whole lot of hurry up and wait. That's a good description of today at Moccasin Gap. There has not been a lot of action, but when Kennedy and Walker surfed through the gap, that was exciting. In between, Steve Bowman and I have passed the time with several blogger essentials. You'll see a Diet Mountain Dew, who we are proud to call a sponsor. We've got Repel for the mosquitoes, a tin of Copenhagen, and some almonds.
Photographer Darren Jacobson takes to the land to get a different view of Edwin Evers.
It's worth noting that Edwin Evers has more rods on his deck than you can imagine. It looks like he has 20 or so rods out, all with different types of lures tied on. And now, he's going to the hole to get a couple more out. The Oklahoma pro is pulling out all the stops to get those extra pounds he may need to clinch this thing.