Our hunt for tournament leader John Murray up the Coosa River didn't have have us finding him, though we did see Chris Lane and Gerald Swindle speed by us heading up that river. We came back down the Coosa and found Shaw Grigsby, fishing on a flooded campsite, underneath a clothesline. Shaw said he has four in the tank so far. No report on how heavy they are though he did well in this general area on Thursday. Off we go again.
Choppiness is the word to describe the water below Jones Bluff Dam. Photo by Bassmaster Marshal Ross Terrell.
Matt Greenblatt getting started on Day Two. Photo by Bassmaster Marshal Andrew Knick.
Brent Chapman has a limit estimated at 21 1/2 pounds. His big fish — 5.99 pounds. Photo by Bassmaster Marshal Karl Jones.
Rick Clunn with bass No. 2 — a 1 1/2-pounder. Photo by Bassmaster Marshal Keith Lott.
Elites prepare for rain and hope the big catches continue on the Alabama River.
TLC’s rhythm and blues hit “Waterfalls” played heaviest in my mind as Tommy Biffle recounted his daredevil-like Day One at the Bassmaster Elite Series Alabama River Charge presented by Star brite.
David Walker just landed a third keeper on this spot. Another 1 1/2-pound spotted bass. His total weight is 8-plus pounds.