Ride on chopper should bring images of leaders fishing
"A 4-pounder is a good way to start the day," Iaconelli grinned as he deposited a chunky Horse Creek largemouth into the livewell of his Basscat. "I know what I was doing wrong yesterday. I was fishing too shallow. I saw the bait went deeper with the front, but I didn't adjust. Today I put on a stickbait with a deeper-diving bill and look at this, I'm catching 'em now." Iaconelli went on to say that the increase in water temperature is also turning the fish on earlier than yesterday, he reckons that it's 2 or 3 degrees warmer than yesterday.
It all comes down to this: the final day of the Bassmaster Classic. Are you ready for the finer points of the championship?
Mark down No. 4 for Palaniuk. It looks just like the other three -- 2 1/2 to 3 pounds, which should give him 11 pounds or so.
Brandon Palaniuk is working 'em over this morning. He has caught two more, both in the 2.5 to 3 pound range.
We followed Pace uplake a couple of miles, as did his gallery. If he thinks he's going to shake them he's sadly mistaken. If anything he'll pick up more, like a pied piper of bass boats. After he fished a few minutes, Jason Christie blasted out of the back of the creek. Pace set the hook and swung a 3-pounder into the boat.
First fish of the day for Jonathon VanDam was caught on a Strike King jerkbait. Photo: Brian Dickirson