McClelland working while some watch and others play. Searching for 5th. Photo by Bassmaster Marshal Avery Neely
Just pulled up to Byron Velvick and he indicated he has a limit but no heavyweights. He is "bouncing around" between a few areas.
Shimizu just hooked up on this slack high tide. It was a quick battle and he swung it in. However, it wouldn't help his cause and he put it back into the water with his ever-positive and professional expression. He has to wait a bit before tide movement starts.
Jeremy Starks searches for some brown fish. We can't get much farther north. Photo by Bassmaster Marshal James Thompson
Well worth the wait — another 2-pounder in the boat. That's two in the box for Brandon Palaniuk. Photo by Bassmaster Marshal Brian Christy.
Mike McClelland and Alton Jones share a friendly greeting as they both keep fishing. Photo by Bassmaster Marshal Avery Neely
After Reese passed Roumbanis, he stopped here to fish against this boat ramp, located right off a bridge. He only fished there for a little while. He's moving on again.
In case you've missed it, we're running BASSTrakk today, the high tech system that allows you to keep up with the fish catches of the top 50 or so anglers live. You can also see the movements taking place on the leaderboard as the day progresses. Normally, we just run BASStrakk on Sat. and Sun, but this tournament is so important we running it on Friday too.
Photo by Bassmaster Marshal David Zimmerman