Shaye Baker and I have done some serious off-roading to get to this hilltop in Valeno Cove where Rick Clunn is concentrating. From our vantage point, we're also able to see John Crews. But he is half-a-mile from Clunn, so there's absolutely no conflict here. It's good to be high — uh, maybe that should be reworded. P.S. We're driving this SUV like it's a rental, which it is.
Cliff Crochet, or Cajun Baby, with another keeper.
Gary Klein just gave us the prayer gesture. He has made a short move into Mexican waters, where he started this morning. He said, "I only need 38 pounds at this next spot and I'll be okay." Good spirits as normal with Gary. He continues flipping into the wood.
If Rick Clunn can tally more than 100 pounds at Falcon this week ...
The native birds have begun aggressively feeding in the Rio Grande. Klein is watching all the activity around him, and he continues casting into wood. He has really slowed down his presentation, possibly thinking the cold front is having a greater impact on today's catch than anticipated.
Josh Bertrand is just across the creek from Evers and just laid into a fish that ate his Spro Little John DD (citrus Shad). He fought it, keeping his rod tip down and keeling to keep the fish from jumping, but it was fruitless. The 5-pounder tail-walked and flipped as if it was in hot grease. As the fish made a final dive deep, it wrapped itself in a submerged tree.
We've got Rick Clunn covered like a sombrero - from land and sea. He's back on the spot where he started this morning, and this is obviously where he's going to grind it out. Sincerely, Señor Wright
Evers just laid a monster hookset into a fish, and while it looked like he was buttoned up momentarily, the fish wasn’t there. “Dang it! He knocked two feet of slack into my line and he wasn’t there." So add that frustration to his slow day. We’re going to check in with Betrand.
Oh boy, Clunn could be heating up! Two minutes after he boated his 3rd fish he hooked up with a another fish on a squarebill. This one is a good one, after a few awesome jumps he boats what looks to be a 4-1/2 pound fish. Right away he is back up and casting, you can clearly see from his body language that he is pretty pumped. Don't stick a fork in this deal yet, its far from over if Rick Clunn has anything to say about it.
BASSTrakk has Keith Combs leading and with a four-day catch of well over 100 pounds.