We Leave Lane with four in the box. Even with his giant smallmouth, we guestimate that he has 15 to 16 pounds. He'll need a few more big ones to stay in first place. Back in the St. Clair River we find veteran Bass pro Paul Elias fishing tight to a seawall. He tells us he has one bass. Does he know how close he is to where the tournament leader is fishing? A mile farther down the river Alton Jones is fishing another seawall.
Dean Rojas working the old school light house. Photo by Bassmaster Marshal Lessing.
Each time David Walker goes to change a bait, he sees this special note from his girls.
Lane's move farther into Lake Huron just paid off big time. He set the hook and didn't take in any line for an eternity. "If this is a smallmouth, it's a giant," Lane shouts to us. From his calm body language, Lane isn't convinced that he's hooked a bass. Finally, he sees the bass. "Oh my God! It's a monster!" he shouts. The smallmouth dance is on again, up and down the boat. The huge bass jumps. Lane gasps.
2 hours into day 2 & Edwin Evers is still struggling to find his fish. He was on 3 large schools of bass in pre fish but so far today he has 0 fish in the box. It's pretty obvious that he is in search mode at this point because he has hit 4 different areas in the last 45 minutes.
Randy Howell's Livingston Lures Triton/Mercury has taken him to quite the hole!
Chris Lane runs farther out into Lake Huron and fishes near another buoy. Nothing yet. Lane is trying to pull off some late season heroics, as Palaniuk did at the St. Lawrence River. Palaniuk was so far down in the point standings that he needed a win to qualify for the Classic. Lane came into this final tournament in pretty much the same predicament. The irony here is the the guy that might prevent that from happening is Palaniuk.
Marshal Ed Dyer may need a wide-angle lens to capture this giant bass Chris Lane is taking for a ride.