This one will cull a smaller fish, saving one smallmouth from the livewell ride back to Detroit.
Tietje now has four in the box. It's slow fishing for him, and in the last 15 minutes he's lost a good one and a couple others. He's hoping to hit a good school soon! Photo by Trait Crist.
Editor's Note: Darren Jacobsen sent in a picture of Mark Hicks writing this blog. We are including it here. We spot Bobby Lane sitting back on his pole seat, fishing as though he hasn't a care in the world. He tells us that he has five. Apparently, they're nothing to get excited about. Lane appears to be drop shotting with baitcasting tackle. I'm sure he'd rather be fishing a frog in shallow grass for largemouth bass.
Morizo Shimizu lost power to his graph. After 10 minutes he found a blown fuse was the problem. Back at again looking for Big Mama!
Leading AOY contender Edwin Evers is having a frustrating morning on Lake St. Clair
We find Byron Haseotes culling. He isn't fishing far from KVD's area. He moves before we can talk to him. We keep moving, too. Jacobson is desperate to get more photos for his gallery. We have seen only a few fish catches this morning.
That's Shaw Grigsby with a nice fish ... or so his marshal tells us. We'll just have to take his word for it. Photo by Spencer Mussio.
We took a long run around the north end of Lake St. Clair and spotted few of the pros. We ran into KVD again fishing in the same general area where he was earlier today.
The final Elite Series event is underway. Who will punch their ticket to the Classic and bring home $100,000?