Here are some interesting stats if Rick Clunn wins this tournament
We are in the Salato River cove now with Gary Klein. This is the area where the record size bass was caught January 7, 2011. It was 15 pounds 6.3 ounces. The angler that caught that fish is actually sitting close by now watching Klein fish.
As we idled toward Falcon Dam, we found Keith Combs in the heat of battle. He was hunched over his gunnel trying to keep a 7-pounder from jumping. She went airborne a few times, but after several dramatic minutes he boated the bass, which gives him a total of 19 pounds for three fish.
Cliff Crochet, a.k.a. The Cajun Baby, is on the board.
All 12 finalists have at least a puncher's chance of winning this tournament.
Locals are telling us the cold front really turns off the morning bite, until around noon. This is the chilliest morning we've had, it's around 45 degrees.
At 8:50 a.m. Rick Clunn hooks up and boats his first fish on a Squarebill crankbait. It looks to be about 4 1/2 pounds.
John Crews is on his way. He just hooked up with a 6-pounder that produced a monumental battle. It got him hung up for second in one of the cedars, then came up and after taking Crews on a circle around his boat, he was able to get his hands on it. Four more like that, and he's jumping up the standings. Right now he has two for close to 10 pounds total.
The Texas sun is slowly starting to warm up this area but it is still much, much colder that is has been this whole tournament. Today high is only supposed to be somewhere in the low to mid 70s.
It's the first time Combs has made the finals anywhere other than the St. Johns.