Evers has returned to the scene of yesterday's flip-fest. He has gone several hours without a bite. That said, he culled three times after 12:00 pm yesterday, so there's no reason for him to panic. Yet.
Aaron Martens just landed another four pounder and according to BassTrakk he is the unofficial leader right now. He has about a pound and half lead on Cliff Pirch. That fish just gave Martens a limit of about 16 pounds. Martens is sure liking this western swing with a second place last week and his performance this week. It was noted on the LIVE show that he emphasized he is done with second-place finishes. Doesn't want them whatsoever. He wants to win.
Photographer James Overstreet just pointed from the front of the boat at some kind of big fish swimming along beside us several feet below the surface. Sights like that are nothing unusual on a lake this clear. It reminds me of being on the ocean and seeing cobia or schools of bonitos. It's really cool.
Too bad it has red ears. "Thought that was number five," he said.
Takahiro Omori got tired of no bass and plenty of B.S. near the takeoff area and ran up the river, losing us in the process. But we're on him now, and just saw him catch his third fish of the day - a solid 3-pounder. That gives him about 8 1/2 pounds. Tak is flipping the tules with a heavy jig. "This is better than drop-shotting," he said. "Drop shot sucks (today)."
Cliff Pirch hasn't caught a fish that actually helped him since he moved back upriver to the spot near the ramp where he's spent so much time this week. But if nothing else, he's left the crowd behind. He only has a couple of spectator boats with him now, and there isn't another tournament angler in sight.
Wrapping up their Day 4 coverage of Bassmaster LIVE, Tommy Sanders and Mark Zona signed off, saying the Western Swing of the Elite has provided great action and drama. "If you've hung with us all week, you know there's going to be some big changes," Zona said as the anglers have nearly three more hours of fishing. "This has been my favorite Elite of the year. The best thing I can say about Lake Havasu, you all have one of the best lakes we have ever seen on the Bassmaster Elite Series."
Rookie David Williams just shook up what was once a quiet leaderboard when he boated a four-pounder just as the Bassmaster LIVE show ended. Williams is up to the 15-pound mark and could be near 16 pounds possibly. He started the day in 7th place and now is just behind Cliff Pirch in second place. He had over 19 pounds yesterday, and another bag like that might give Williams the kind of final day he would need to come back and win.
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