Hank Cherry lands another 3 1/2- to 4-pounder!
KVD has shot to win fifth Classic; Who has lost their shot?
Jason Christie just told us that the conditions are less than ideal. The sun makes it "one of those days where you just have to survive until you get one of those cloudy days." Also, the wind seems unpredictable — he goes into a cove expecting it to blow one way and it's exactly the opposite. He said he's strictly looking for a big bite now, hitting only the sweet spots.
If you went with conventional wisdom before the Classic started, it was channel swings, main lake and secondary points, and fishing for suspended fish relatively deep. But BassGold.com showed that the majority of tournaments won this time of year have been won on or just off the shoreline, around wood, and with, yes, jerkbaits, but also spinnerbaits. So far that is exactly what we're seeing.
We've found Christie again. It's not hard to do. But just as we zigzagged through the spectator boats, he took off again. I'm starting to take this kind of personally.
We've found Christie again not hard to do. Just as we zigzagged thru thespectator boats, he took off again. Starting to take this kind of personally.
We left Evers and Ike and found what looked to be an amphibious assault force floating and staged for invasion. Upon closer investigation, it was just Jason Christie's army of observers. There are at least 50 boats following him and when the group gets fired up and headed Christie's direction, you could just about asphyxiate from the two-stroke motor fumes and darn near get swamped in all the wakes. However, everyone is doing a good job respecting Christie's fishing holes and keeping their distance.
We've had a few hours of sunshine but it hasn't helped the water temperatures much. Our temp gauge is still hovering around 42.
With two 4-pound fish and a 6-pound kicker, Kevin VanDam has taken over the lead.