A few more anglers have been spotted as we move out of the canal leading to Bouldin Dam. John Murray is here and said he has two fish, including a 3-pounder. Rick Morris is slowly working the banks and Casey Scanlon is fishing a point where the canal meets the Coosa River. Scanlon has a limit. "Three 3-pounders," he said "Looking for a cull fish."
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We found Bobby Lane in the main channel of the Alabama River. He says he has 13 or 14 pounds. "It was game on this morning." He just changed baits to a crank bait and caught another fish, but not a keeper.
Mike McClelland swings in a definate upgrade. Approximate 14 pound limit at this time.
Josh Bertrand hooks up with a 2.5 lb spotted bass. Photo by Bassmaster Marshal Kenny Yarnell.
Alton Jones with his second fish of the day. Photo by Bassmaster Marshal Danny Truelove.
You’re going to need every point you can accumulate if you want to win AOY, and it starts with the first tournament. There are no throwaways. Year after year, Elite anglers tell me they’re not thinking about AOY early in the season. They’re either not telling me the truth or they’ve taken their eye off the prize. If you want to win something — anything — it’s important to keep it in the crosshairs all the time. That includes the first tournament.
Brent Chapman with a magnum 4.5 lb Coosa River Spot below the dam at Lake Jordan. Photo by Marshal Jace Hilton.