We've run a good way up the lake following 8 or 9 pros. Most are below Town Creek, but we've seen Bill Lowen, Keith Combs and Steve Kennedy. Kennedy ducked under a bridge and into a small pocket. He stayed for several minutes before throwing up his hands and saying " I don't know what I'm doing!" Sandbagging at its finest. Combs is at the mouth of Sauty Creek flinging a lipless crank bait.
Most of the talk about potential winning patterns on Lake Guntersville has centered on jerkbaits and crankbaits, both lipless and lipped. But there's another lure that could be a big factor this week, an oldie but goodie - the spinnerbait. "The spinnerbait is really a smaller version of an Alabama rig," Ish Monroe said. "When the Alabama rig came out, it kind of killed the spinnerbait. But since BASS and some other organizations have banned the A-rig in certain tournaments, it's made a comeback.
Bassmaster.com's Mike Suchan shooting BassCam with Fred Roumbanis.
Wednesday's practice day will provide some clues about who is likely to win this year's GEICO Bassmaster Classic on Lake Guntersville.
David Kilgore is catching 'em on practice day.
Each year around Bassmaster Classic time, we get the question, "Why isn't the Classic live on TV?" over and over again. It is because unlike the Olympics or a baseball game or a football game, all which traditionally air live, the Bassmaster Classic takes place over tens of thousands of acres — not in a contained arena, on a diamond or across a 100-yard patch of grass.
Overstreet and I headed for a classic community hole and there were three boats there --- none of them in the tournament. We headed another mile up lake and found Hank Cherry working a piece of structure that Overstreet said he's seen Brent Chapman fishing before, especially when current is moving later in the year.