Paul Elias is fishing way, way back up in a little channel off the main river. He has not caught a keeper today.
Cliff Pirch with a nice 3-pounder. Photo by Steven Morris.
We just caught up with Gerald Swindle, fishing in what he called the " cappuccino river." No keepers for the G-man yet. He's pulling up to move on to another spot.
Jamie Horton and Aaron Martens got close enough to share a few woes of the day, then Horton trolled to the opposite bank of this shallow cut near Taylor Bayou. It's about 25 yards wide. Martens has caught five short fish while we've been here. Horton hasn't had that many bites, but he just landed a "quality" bass. After taking a long look at it on his measuring board, Horton held up the fish for a photo and then put it in his livewell.
Shaye Baker and I just caught up with Aaron Martens and Jamie Horton.
Terry Scroggins just caught keeper number three. He's on a roll baby! We're estimating he has between 9 and 10 pounds in the livewell. That's an excellent start for this tournament.
With many anglers running toward the Louisiana side of this Sabine River fishery, I checked in with my good friend Andy Crawford of Louisiana Sportsman. His take: