Hank Cherry has moved down the bank and offshore from where he started, and he has switched to a swimbait. That's what produced bass No. 2 for him just now - a 2 1/4-pound smallmouth. He's fishing a big flat that has a sharp drop on the edge - "kind of like a Kentucky Lake ledge," says Mike Elkins, our boat driver and local angling expert.
Photo by Mike Ebach Hank Cherry put two in the livewell in the first 45 minutes on the water. Off to a good start!
Hopefully there will be clear weather ahead. Photo by Jeese Weener
It didn't take long for Hank Cherry to put a bass in the boat this morning. He ran about a quarter-mile out of the no-wake zone at the takeoff area, shut it down and started throwing a topwater bait down the bank. He had a big blowup on his third cast. Four or five casts later he put a 2-pounder in the boat. Takeoff was at 7:15. Cherry landed his fish at 7:30. It appears he's throwing a Pop-R type bait. If White Lake is as good as everyone says it is, that 2-pounder might not be in his livewell very long today.
Thanks to Shawn Martinie for sending in these images from Kevin VanDam's day on the water. Surely KVD is looking forward to seeing the sun rise over White Lake as he heads into the final day of the Evan Williams Bourbon Championship with Hank Cherry, Cliff Pace and Edwin Evers.
Top 4 anglers after Day Two will compete on White Lake Sunday.
A dream lineup for the Final Four, the joke of BASSTrakk.