Watching all of this take place, I can't help but think about how unusual some of this is. By all accounts, Keith Combs is about 3-pounds ahead of Clunn. In any other tournament at almost any other venue, the fat lady would be clearing her throat for the final song. But she's not anywhere near singing at this moment. That is unique in it's own right.
Less than a minute after I sent my last post about Clunn, he hooks up with a big fish. However, this one wrapped him in a tree; he kicked his trolling motor on high and went after it but it broke him off. Right now we are officially down to the final hour of fishing.
Skeet Reese is on Falcon Lake today doing a photo shoot for one of his sponsors, and he has officially joined the Rick Clunn fan club. Ten minutes ago he pulled up and joined the group of spectator boats watching Clunn. This is just another sign of how much respect anglers have for this dude.
Rick Clunn hooks up again on his Squarebill. This fish looks to have culled him up at least a 1/2 lb. It really is starting to feel like he is going to get at least one more shot at a big fish today. His bites are coming more and more frequently.
See the blow-by-blow action as John Crews lands a Falcon lunker.
Rick Clunn just announced in a big way that he's going to be in this thing until the end, if you had any doubts. He just landed a 7-pounder .
As the sun heats up so does Rick Clunn's bite. He just hooked into a giant bass on a Squarebill at the very edge of his wood line. After a long fight he finally laid his hands on a pig that looks to weigh at least 7lbs. This gives him a limit with at least an hour and a half of fishing time left to cull up.
Check out the veteran pro's final morning on Falcon Lake!
Watching Rick Clunn work this same area most of the day has been a lesson in just how awesome he is at this game. Win or lose, he has picked every piece of this spot apart like a technician. His amazing ability to focus on every cast has just been awesome