I’m going to take you inside Cliff Pace’s head at the top of every hour from now until it’s time for him to check in. This is just for fun, in case that isn’t clear, we don’t have the technology to actually get inside his head … yet.
Another good fish for Howell. Taken by Jeff Puckette.
If nothing else, Brandon Palaniuk can say that he was unofficially leading Day Three of the 43rd Bassmaster Classic. So there’s that. If you’re talking about winning this thing, I think Palaniuk is going to need at least 22 pounds to have a shot. That means he can only really afford to weigh-in one (maybe two) of his three pounders. I’m thinking something along the lines of 7, 5, 4, 3, 3.
Pace just caught a fish but it didn't even merit a quick measuring. Back in the lake. Stuck on the same weight. Tough to get a read on what's going through his head.
Pace temporarily gave us the slip, largely because we got mixed up in the whirlpool of Ike and Christie's overlapping spectator hordes. By the time we caught up with him he was on the move again, down and across the lake. He's definitely burning more gas than anyone else we've watched all week.
Jason Christie was hoping for strong winds today - the stronger, the better. "Some of the best days I've ever had out here jerk-bait fishing where when you had to wear rubber boots because the waves were breaking over the boat," said Christie, 39, but the Grand Lake veteran of this Classic field. "It could blow 40 (mph) and it wouldn't bother me a bit."