B.A.S.S. photographer James Overstreet captured this amazing photo of an osprey with a bleeding shad in its talons flying over Bull Shoals Lake today.
A postponed Day One is finally here for the Ramada Quest.
I¹m off water and warming up. I have a few reflections of my morning chasing the Elite Series anglers on Bull Shoals. We saw about a dozen pros. All but one was fishing in the upper half of various creeks. The anglers were spread out, but most were fishing the same types of banks. Most of them are power fishing. Their techniques appear similar, although Jason Christie¹s approach is somewhat different from what the other anglers are doing. If he brings in a good bag, his strategy should continue to give him an advantage.
Bassmaster Marshal Tony Harrison sent in this pic of Shaw Grigsby with a 2 lb. smallmouth.
Three anglers in today's field have won here before.
Bassmaster Marshal Mark Woods sent in this sequence of Kurt Dove acquiring a 4 lb-er.
Greg Vinson just upgraded with a 4 1/2-pounder. He has a good sack -- about 15 pounds and change.
It may not feel like it today, but the wind is your friend in most angling situations. It's still gusting up to 20 miles per hour, although it has shifted more to the west than the north as the day has progressed. Yesterday Alton Jones detailed how the wind can make a big difference, especially this time of year when rising water temperatures can trigger spawning activity.
The largemouth have shown up, which means that guys are starting to build some weight. Our Marshal photos show us several 2- to 3-pound largemouth, which means the likelihood of stringers getting into the teens is strong.