We say BASSTrakk tabulations are unofficial, and they are, but they're pretty close. You can see when a Marshal scores an angler's fish a 3-pounder, and it's really a 3 and half, well multiply by five and carry the aught, and that's a 2-and-half-pound discrepancy at the end of the day.
Aaron started out the morning a few miles west of the take-off fishing a half dozen areas with man-made habitat. He threw no less than that many lures to no avail. "I think they're still sleeping. They're probably way up in their little houses down there. They're like vampires." After an hour he bagged the deep water and headed for the tules further to the west. No fish yet. Photo courtesy of JD Blackburn.
Evers landed a nonkeeper on the wakebait. The cove he's fishing is flat calm. The emerald green waters look like a reflecting pool ... It's hard to explain the beauty of mountains both above and on the surface of the water.
Cliff Pirch has some boat traffic around him this morning, but it's not the kind Lake Havasu is famous for. He's got more than a half-dozen spectator boats watching from a respectable distance, but they've only seen him catch one fish so far.
Justin Lucas boats number four and it weighs about 3 pounds. He has four fish for nine pounds and is comfortably in first place right now while things start heating up. Lucas started Championship Sunday in 5th place and only three pounds and two ounces behind Cliff Pirch. Very manageable weight to overcome.
Casey Ashley, like Justin Lucas, has had a couple of flurries to start Day 4. After boating his first and second keepers back-to-back, he went through a short drought. Then he goes back-to-back again and now has three fish in the livewell. His four fish roughly go 6 1/2 pounds according to BASSTrakk. He is unofficially in second place behind Justin Lucas and just ahead of Cliff Pirch, who has one fish early this morning.
Takahiro just moved about 1/2 mile.