One of the themes this week among anglers was how quickly things will change. Before takeoff this morning, Jason Christie said the right approach might change three times in the course of the day. In his blog on Bassmaster.com, Chris Lane said he thought being willing to catch a couple good fish and then move on will be key in this tournament.
In the first Classic appearance ever by an angler from Maine, Jonathan Carter is doing the Pine Tree State proud.
Ike just caught a small keeper with his unconventional presentation, but it didn't help — he unceremoniously tossed it back without measuring it. A fan in the back screamed "Never give up!" but Mike is surprisingly unanimated. It wouldn't be fair to write what he's doing, but I can note that he's covering water carefully and comprehensively.
We just left Mike McClelland and got on Edwin Evers. McClelland is getting anxious as he's only got three fish in the boat and has only had four fish connect with his McStick. "They were eating pretty good in the morning in practice, but I don't know what's going on now." In contrast to McClelland, Evers is throwing a crankbait and covering water. Like everyone else, he's throwing to rocky points.
South African Gerry Jooste catches No. 2 — a solid 4 1/2-pounder!
These tools are frozen to the floor in Tracy Adams' boat.
We’re doing our best when it comes to bringing you coverage of the 43rd Bassmaster Classic, but sometimes our best is, well … Here’s a photo sent in from one of our bloggers :)
The Ike armada is about 40 boats strong and apparently they've been treated to a show.