And this gives Keith Poche a limit. Photo by Steve Morrow.
Jamie Horton's got a good smallmouth here. His marshal reports it as 4.6 pounds. Photo by James Watson.
Morizo culls with this one. 3 three pounders and 2 small one in the live well. Marshall Matt Hazelhoff.
We're boating back toward the Metropark and see a lone boat fishing in the sun. It's Casey. Ashley. He has three in the box. Don't know how big they are.
Thisone's more like it! It's number four for Keith Poche. Photo by Steve Morrow.
Cliff Pace swings a keeper aboard. That's at least number two. Photo by Brayton Edlin.
Keith Poche has three in the well, but is still looking for big ones. Photo by Steve Morrow.
... but it's not a bass, either. Photo by Allen Wennerberg.
We move again and soon find Jeff Kreit. He's fishing with a long spinning rod, but he isn't drop shotting. One of the challenges with blogging during the initial tournament days is to keep you posted without giving away specifically what the pros are doing. We're still in the hush-hush phase. We run several miles south without seeing any of the pros when we finally come upon Bassmaster Classic winner Cliff Pace.
Tietje has his third keeper but it's another small one. He hasn't went this long without a big bite all week and he's wondering what's going on with the bigger fish right now! Photo by Marshal Trait Crist.