The delayed start yesterday cost every Elite pro serious fishing time. It was especially costly to those who locked threw to another pool. We are still looking for Biffle. The wet stuff has stopped, but more rain is coming.
Ace photographer James Overstreet and I have just motored up river from the Clinton Street Launch. We are following Aaron Martens, who is in first place in this tournament. There are seven spectator boats following Aaron Martens, not including ours. He's attracting a crowd this morning.The weather has been threatening all morning, but it's let up right now. We have seen a few lightning strikes in the sky, not too distant from where we are. It's6:40 a.m., but very dark out.
For the second consequtive morning my wakeup call at the hotel was thunder and lightning. However, a lull in the storm allowed the Elite pros to take off on time. I'm sharing a boat again with photographer Darren Jacobson and boat driver Brandon Meisner. The talk at the ramp this morning is about the disqualification of Brandon Palaniuk. What a heartbreaker. I'm sure that his rule violation was inadvertent. We're on the water now looking for Tommy Biffle who is high on the leaderboard. So far he has eluded us.
Shaw Grigsby is ready to roll on Day Three. No banana curse on this boat. Photo by Bill Heller.
Morning, all. A quick look at the radar -- "100 percent chance of thunderstorms." Bring your ponchos. It's wet outside.
Without second day bag, leader falls out of tournament
Elite anglers show off their catches from a stormy Day Two on the Mississippi River.
Mark Zona talks to Brandon Palaniuk about his impressive Day Two haul.
Elites had plenty to say about the weather wild Day Two.