Looks like a 2-pound smallie caved to a Dream Shot. JVD has three now.
Brandon Palaniuk just filled his limit. A small one, but it gives him five. He also just culled. It was a 2-pounder, but that got rid of his smallest. "One of these is bound to be a 4-pounder," Palaniuk said.
Todd Faircloth hooked another smallie he's estimating at 3 3/4 pounds. He's had numerous fish on the hook recently, but this was the first one he'd kept since the last blog. The latest upgrade came as we were lamenting the lack of cell coverage in this area. Though we haven't seen a monster catch today, the numbers Faircloth has found would lead to plenty of excitement for Bassmaster LIVE viewers.
Palaniuk just added a 2-pounder to his livewell. He now has three for probably 7 pounds or so. He also just boated two non-keepers. He called his last keeper a "little ole 2-pounder," but while he may not want it, he needs it. Once he fills his limit he can worry about culling. While I was typing, Palaniuk hooked up and boated his fourth keeper. He measured it and put it in the box. Probably about a 1 3/4, but hey that's a pound and three-quarters he didn't have a second ago.
Aaron Martens lands No. 2 for the day. Update and photo by Bassmaster Marshal Randy Wilson
Vinson landed a 3 pound, 4 oz smallmouth for a nice upgrade. He now sits at just over 14 pounds. Photo and update by Bassmaster Marshal Justin Carrier
During Bassmaster LIVE the camera on Jonathon VanDam found a local angler struggling to bring in a catch. Our camera boat decided to investigate. Here are Thomas Allen's videos with the Mystery Man.
James Overstreet, boat driver Ken Miller and I have trailered down from Port Huron and are now observing Chris Lane, through the haze and bugs that are hovering over the Anchor Bay area of Lake St. Clair. Lane would like to have some wind to improve the smallmouth bite. He's got five, but needs some more weight. He's got about 15 pounds. We'd like to have some wind to keep the bugs out of our faces.
We found Brandon Palaniuk on St. Clair. He has two keepers with one being a 4 pounder and the other being 1 1/4 approximately. The Day 3 leader is doing his best to catch back up in the standings now.