Gary Klein just caught his first keeper of the day, flipping in wood. It's a 2-pounder, approximately. That's not going to win him the tournament, but at least he has something in the livewell. He was flipping a soft plastic bait when he caught the fish, but had been fishing a spinnerbait. When he went back to the soft plastic he got the fish. Klein is moving very methodically from one tree to the next.
John Crews is working a rounded point off the side of a creek. There are scattered Salt Cedars sticking up like whale bones and he is hitting each one of them by pitching a drop bait. It appears to be soft plastic, but the profile we are seeing it could easily be a jig as well.
I started out the day following Gary Klein and Cliff Crochet. They began the morning flipping in timber, within sight of each other. Then Klein made a short move to an area near Jason Christie. Shortly after that Christie took off. We are seeing lots of Pangas, the small fishing boats common in Mexico, running all over this morning.
Rick Clunn just mentioned that he has to relocate his fish. He is moving around his magical spot and cycling through several different baits. He started off with a crankbait and has now switched to a jig.
With a dust storm halting the action on the last day, we take a look back at what has made this tournament one for the books.
High winds on Falcon Lake Sunday morning, and a forecast that the winds will continue throughout the day, forced the postponement until Monday of the final day of the Rigid Industries Falcon Slam out of Zapata, Texas.
Crews has just landed the unofficial first fish of the day. It was about 3 pounds. Still not big enough for his hopes and dreams. But it goes in the well.
John Crews just set the hook on what was likely the first keeper for these finalists. But about the time he got it near the boat, the fish jumped off. It was about 3 pounds and didn't faze Crews a bit. "No damage done if I really want to do some damage," he said. Crews knows if he plans on jumping up the ladder the 6-pounders and bigger will be the ones he has to have.
John Crews just set the hook on what was likely the first keeper for these finalists. But about the time he got it near the boat, the fish jumped off. It was about 3-pounds and didn't faze Crews a bit.
While anyone in the Top 12 has a shot at this title, it was pretty obvious that Rick Clunn had his eye on the leader before take-off. It's really awesome to watch a legend like Clunn drop a WWE like stare down on a young pro like Combs. However, I can't help but wonder what that feels like for Combs.