Greg Hackney just put his 3rd keeper in the livewell. It appeared to be around 2 and 3/4-pounds. That gives him 8 to 9 pounds for the day. Hackney is now fishing closer to Round Island. Overstreet tells me Greg fished in this area for about 4 hours on Thursday.
Overstreet just asked me if his hair looks like Chad Pipkens today. I'm thinking it does. I may challenge him to get a purple mohawk if the final day of AOY ever gets finished.
It's quiet in the area Iaconelli is currently targeting. He has moved slightly from earlier this morning but continues to target the same early fall pattern. Photo by Bassmaster Marshal Aaron Curtis
Due to the delays and cancellations many Marshal's had to leave and head back to their jobs and daily activities. So if you are checking out the BASSTrakk map today and you see numerous anglers still sitting at the takeoff area, that is because their Marshal's left and they had to fly solo without a BassTrakk unit.
Greg Hackney just put his second keeper in the livewell. We're guesstimating it's a 2-pounder. Maybe a little less. He is throwing a crankbait now.
Mike McClelland has a limit and is starting to make an upgrade.
We just made a 12 mile run south, following Greg Hackney down to No-See-Em Creek. After only catching one fish in Little Bay Hackney made a bone jarring run down here. At least it was bone jarring in our boat. Our walleye boat has a spot for a 3rd seat in the back, which is where I'm sitting. The wind has picked up, clouds have rolled in, and there's a chop to the water now. I was hanging on for deal life. Hackney just caught a non-keeper and tossed her back in the drink.
Dave Mercer talks Championship Monday.
Photo by Bassmaster Marshal Keith Renaud
Alton Jones was the last man in the Classic coming into this event, but after stubbing his toe on Day 1 he fell to 46th and dropped from the Classic cutline. Today is his chance to bounce back and take back what used to be his. He already has a solid 8-9 pounds with 3 fish so he is on his way to having a good day. He will definitely need to have 20+ pounds to have a chance to regain the lost points. According to his Marshal, Jones' water visibility is just 5 feet, which isn't that clear for some of these Great Lakes fisheries.