Keith Poche gets his first cull of the day. He's up to around 15 pounds.
Steve Bowman and I have left the lake to assemble photo galleries from this morning. Bassmaster.com staffers will soon gather at the Zapata County Public Boat Ramp for today's weigh-in, which begins at 3:15 p.m. CT.
Don Barone talks with Elite Series tour roommate Paul Elias about his 2008 record catch at Falcon.
We just caught up with Alton Jones, who reported he has four bass that weigh about 17 pounds. "I lost a 6-pounder earlier that would have helped," Jones said. Since then, we've watched Jones lose two more good fish - both appeared to be solid keepers by the bow in his rod, but not huge. Then we saw Jones land his fifth fish - a 2 1/2-pounder. "Now we've got one to cull," Jones said.
Bill Lowen has caught seven bass this morning, but described his livewell as "looking like a peanut gallery." So Lowen is moving. "Catching anywhere from a 20- to 30-pounds-plus bag was pretty easy in practice," Lowen said. "I don't understand this. It shouldn't be this hard." It continues to be overcast, cool and breezy on Falcon this morning. It's only 68 degrees as the noon hour approaches.
Ott DeFoe doesn't have a marshal today, but he did snap a "selfie" pic of this monster and sent it along.
EDIT: Problem solved. I was able to plug my iPhone into my Lowrance Sonic Hub dock and now we're back in business.
Bill Lowen just put his fifth fish in the livewell, but he's not too proud of it. "It's not supposed to be this hard out here," Lowen said. "Instead of 6- and 8-pounders, I'm catching 6- and 8-ouncers." He's not exaggerating much. We've seen Lowen catch his last two keepers and they were just that — keepers. Lowen is going to continue to flip this area of shallow trees for awhile longer, then make a run in search of some giants, or at least 3-pounders.