It's the second predawn launch at Bull Shoals and the first day of fishing for the pros. The storm has passed. Sunshine and strong winds are predicted. The morning low was supposed to be 32 degrees. It's 40 now so the weatherman looks to be off a few degrees. Warmer temperatures bode well for the pros. The pros appear more upbeat and energized at the ramp this morning. They've had an extra day to rest and prepare tackle. That bodes poorly for the bass.
With Day One postponed, some Elites spent the afternoon trout fishing on the White River.
What do Marshals do on their day off? Apparently they pick morel mushrooms! From left to right, Troy Krodinger, Lee Asher, and Jeremy Homeyer.
Strong storms heading straight toward Bull Shoals Lake, Ark., early Thursday morning forced B.A.S.S. officials to postpone the start of the Bassmaster Elite Series Ramada Quest.
You can feel the storm approaching Bull Shoals. But, for the moment,the Iaconellis and Chapmans enjoy the serene and beautiful White River with family.
Before the storm hit, Brent and family try their luck on the White River
The rain has gradually ceased. It's been just raining, even sprinkling at times. The much-awaited, much-feared storm came in with bang and went out with a whimper. The biggest thing you would have to deal with now is the wind. It's gusting really strong, near the 40 mile mark. But even that's not the worst of it. In the last three hours, the temperature has dropped 20 degrees. Strong winds in a wet environment with 50-degree temps is cold, especially when you start your day with sandals and shorts.
On this episode of The Livewell, Tommy Sanders checks in with Mark Zona on fishing conditions and favorites for Bull Shoals Lake and the Ramada Quest.
Cliff Crochet wasn't going to be silent when Russ Lane teased him on Twitter.
You've now got until Friday morning to enter or edit your lineup. This week's winner gets a $2,500 Bass Pro Shops gift card!