Vinson's move was straight across the big creek and designed to get away from the debris that has built in his primary area. "I can't get away from the junk," he said.
We are in a small cut where Cliff Prince is working down one bank and Steve Kennedy is going down the other. Both are catching fish. Prince just put his fourth keeper in the boat. He is catching lots of short fish. He's caught all three species, but the keepers so far are three smallmouths and a spotted bass.
Vinson is making a short move. It's the first time we've seen him move away from his primary area since Day One. He may be letting it rest or trying to expand. We're hot on his tail so we should have an idea if this was a stroke of brilliance or just a change of pace.
Matt Reed swings and misses. A few minutes later he misses again. He's down from the front deck now, rerigging. I can hear him grumbling to himself from 70 yards away. This sports makes grown men cry on a daily basis.
Brian Snowden with an early limit now works to try and upgrade his catch (Photo by Bassmaster Marshal Bob King).
Vinson is in the middle of them. He's caught two largemouth on back-to-back casts. Neither kept. One was "short and fat," according to Vinson. The fish, though, seem to be moving up and/or biting.
We just found Morizo Shimizu catching his first bass of the day. He has a lot of catching up to do. Matt Reed is directly across the creek. He says he has three "Bull Shoals cookie cutters" in his livewell. Looks like he's dragging something.
The Elite Series anglers head out for their third day on Bull Shoals Lake.
Vinson made a cast to the juice and immediately hooked up. You could tell by how his body language set up it was a good one. But it turned out to be a big white bass.