J Todd Tucker is catching fish as a ship rolls on past. Not really a classic bass fishing image....unless of course your fishing the St Lawrence River.
Scott Ashmore's first keeper comes with a price: a tangled fishing line.
Kota Kiriyama's Marshal reports he has 3 2.5 pounders in the livewell.
On the water today with some bass fishing royalty. Our camera boat driver is Dick Garlock, if you don't know that name you should he is a former Bassmaster Classic Qualifier & a St Lawrence River legend. There are not many people on earth that can claim to have spent more time on this water way than Mr Garlock. The big question this week is to run to the lake or not to run. I asked Dick if he would make the long run to the lake if he was fishing this event & before I got the question out of my mouth he said NO WAY!
Kevin Ledoux looks mighty proud of his 3rd fish, a 4 pounder. Photo by Marshal Tige Noni.
I will be sharing a boat this morning with ace photographer Seigo Saito. Our boat driver is Scott Silver of Chaumont, NY. Silver has been a proud member of the Thousand Islands Bassmasters since 1985. He is currently the club's secretary/treasurer. We're towing the boat about 40 miles west to put in close to where a number of the pros said they would be fishing. Seigo has already photographed some of the pros catching bass within a few miles of Waddington. Matt Herren already has a limit of smallmouth bass.
Kevin Short's start to the day. Photo by Bassmaster Marshal Fred Ratcliffe.
Kelly Jordon with a 2 1/2-pounder. Photos by Bassmaster Marshal Giuseppe Gallo. Caught around 7:15 am on a drop shot in 30 ft of water.
With only two tournaments left on the Elite Series schedule, this contest will have a huge impact on the AOY battle. Edwin Evers has a sizable lead. But in this humbling sport, no lead is large enough. That's especially true when you have big hitters like Skeet Reese, Kevin VanDam and Aaron Martens hot on your tail, which is exactly the case here.