Dennis Tietje pulled up a few minutes ago about 200 yards from Crochet. They are virtually doing the same thing. I can only imagine what it's like casting to this target-rich environment thinking every cast could yield a giant. That's some pretty cool fishing right there. But now that I'm in the middle of these two, its borderline maddening. One is to my left, the other to my right. I'm trying to be in the right position to get a shot if either sets the hook.
Darrell Garza would rather be fishing Falcon Lake this week, but he's having some fun as a camera boat driver for Steve Bowman. That's Garza's iPhone photo of Cliff Crochet landing the 4-pounder earlier this morning - the shot where the bass is visible over the top of the outboard motor, framed by Bowman's orange shirt.
Combs puts down the crankbait for a moment and fishes a 10-inch worm. He immedately hooks up with a 5-pounder for the first keeper of day three. Now Shryock has left, and the local anglers are giving Combs a bit more elbow room. More spectator boats --10 or so --have settled in.