Mark Davis said yesterday he had to wade through a lot of small fish to get to a bigger one. Well so far today he's doing a lot of wading. I'm guessing he's caught more that 30 fish today, but from our vantage point there's not a fish over 2 pounds He's fishing shallow, perhaps anticipating the fish moving up. BassTrakk is showing him with 8 pounds 13 ounces.
The heaviest lunker in Table Rock's B.A.S.S. history weighed 9-5 and was caught by Mark Pack during the 1999 Missouri Invitational. In 2005, Aaron Martens caught a 9-0 on Day 2 of the Bassmaster Tour event, paving the way to his first AOY (he clinched it on the final day of that tournament). Martens' 8-0 on Day 1 this year is the biggest Elite Series bass in Table Rock history.
Just a quick update to clear the record for those watching BASSTrakk. The unofficial top-10 as of 10:45 a.m. are:
I was covering Aaron Martens this morning. Bite quit for a while so I told him I will leave him alone for a bit. We run about 10 minutes to look for Edwin Evers and instead found Morizo Shimizu coming out from the cove. We followed him quite good ways up in white river. At the time, he'd said he got 3 fish for 6 or 7 pounds. Then he caught two more keepers and now he has limit about little over 9 pounds.