Shaw Grigsby boats a smallie just shy of 4 pounds. Photo by Bill Heller
As we were heading back upriver toward the official ramp, we passed Biffle going in the opposite direction. We did an about face and gave chase, but couldn't catch up to him. The sun is out. It's warming and the pleasure boaters are coming out in droves. The smart phone is running on fumes. I'll be back blogging tomorrow. Stay tuned.
Aaron Martens finally decided to make a move -- but he didn't go far. He moved about a mile down the Mississippi River, looking to drop that two-pounder he still has in his live well and make an upgrade. Not long after he arrived at this spot, which is populated by a large boat dock, it appeared that Martens had the catch he seeks. Turns out it was big pike, however, so back into the water it went. He'll keep plugging, as will we.
While the pro anglers are on the water, future bass anglers are attending the High School Experience in La Crosse.
We finally spotted Todd Faircloth fishing an island on the other side of a wide shallow flat. He busted out of there before we could idle close to him. We chased him around a bend where he ducked in between two small islands. He's fishing a patch of shallow grass with a frog. He just caught one that looked to be a keeper. He tossed it back. Faircloth just boated another keeper. This one also goes back into the drink.