Cliff Pace is fishing in the Whitehall Landing Marina. He has caught 4 fish in here in the 30 minutes we've been watching him. There's a fair amount of vegetation floating in amongst these big boats. Cliff is skipping his bait around the boats and under the the docks. He tells us he's focused on the largemouth. Some of the other finalists are running around a bit, but Cliff is sticking with the marinas for now.
Hear how the All-Star finalists are doing on the water today.
The take-off area is filling up. There are a couple marinas back here and all the competitors are in this area. Jonathon tells us it's a good area, where lots of derbies have been won before. We've watched Pace fill out his limit and start culling. Looks like around 10 pounds.
Hank Cherry has moved back up the lake into Whitehall Marina. I had a moment to chat with him and get the details of the lures he's working this morning. - That last largemouth came on a Brian's Bees chatterbait. - The swimbait that has produced most of his fish is a 4-inch Damiki in anchovy shad. - He did miss a good fish earlier that grabbed a Senko and didn't get the hook. The bass jumped and spit out the Senko a few feet from where it grabbed it.
Hank Cherry caught his fifth keeper on a white swim jig, and this one was a bit bigger than the last few — a largemouth weighing about 2 1/4 pounds. That should give him 10 pounds-plus. Cherry just swung and missed on another one. He's fishing a sand flat with some isolated vegetation that has a steep drop at the end of it. Cherry is working the breakline.