Maybe one day all of us bass fishing writers will learn to ignore the "poor-mouthing" that occurs every Wednesday during registration for an Elite Series event. All the talk was about how Falcon Lake was so much tougher now than it was then. Some of that is true.
Duckett is fishing the riprap along the dam this morning within sight of Keith Combs and Jonathon VanDam, who are working a little farther offshore. Duckett has three fish in the boat, but his most noteworthy is an 8-pound Falcon beast. She came on a big Senko rigged weightless and worked through the rocks. Duckett is re-rigging here and said he has to often in order to keep from breaking off. "Even with it weightless, it's hard to work through the rocks," he said.
Ish just finished his limit. He has about 15 pounds and change and the fish are still biting. As soon as be put his fifth in the well, he pitched back out and broke off on a hook set. In the last five minutes he's lost one, caught one and broke one off. His spirits are good, though. He will be fishing tomorrow and it's still early. We're going to see who else is in the neighborhood.
I have a few things rumbling through my brain (those who know me may say too many! You know who you are!)
Ish just had the hook on a monster. But after having him on for just a second, the fish pulled off. He gave himself about a minute to be disappointed and get his gear back in order. Now he's back at it. These fish are scattered enough in different ranges of depth, with some on the bottom, others suspended that any cast could produce a giant. With so much to cast too, staying keyed up has to be a challenge.