At Saturday's weigh-in, Jason Christie talked about how important timing was in the area he's been fishing this week. There's an early bite, but mostly it's been a late bite. "I might as well take a nap in the middle of the day," Christie said. He's been fine-tuning how best to take advantage of the late bite as the tournament progressed. And according to BASSTrakk, Christie appears to be coming on strong late today.
Would you like to know what the Top 12 anglers used to catch their fish this week on Lake Dardanelle? If so, be sure to tune in to 'First Look' with Davy Hite as he interviews the Top 12 anglers just prior to weigh-in. This is the first chance we have to hear and see all the details anglers wouldn't share until competition was complete. The show starts at 2:45 and you can see it all by clicking here.
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Greg Hackney moved into Mill Creek about 20 minutes ago. He's mostly flipping but occasionally casting a square-bill. Hackney has swung and missed a couple of times in here, but hasn't boated a fish since the move. He came up the bank that runs near the highway and has now crossed over to work his way down the other side.
Jason Christie just caught a 4-pounder and made a nice cull. Things are happening. --Hunter Baughman
Rick Clunn has hit a dry spell, going 90 minutes without a keeper. He's got a point on Piney Bay that he appears to have a lot of confidence in. He's visited it four times today without any positive results. Now he's retuned to the mouth of Piney Bay, where it connects to Piney Creek. He caught 4 keepers here earlier today. Stay with us to see if he's able to connect here again.
Just caught up with Jason Christie way back in the Illinois Bayou. He's flipping a creature bait to a mix of grass and lily pads. He's got a bag in the mid teens and needs to upgrade quite a bit to make a run at the leaders. We are within sight of where he lost a 7-pounder yesterday and there is plenty of time left. Anything could happen. --Hunter Baughman
Rick Clunn has been fishing Lake Dardanelle in an Arkansas River classic style. He's built him a milk run in the Piney Creek area and it's obviously paid off. In the day and a half we've been on him, we've watched him catch fish at every stop but one. That fish-less spot is one of the many main-lake points in the bay. He's hit it four times today, more than any other spot. And we are back on it.