We found Paul Elias and Bernie Schultz fishing 50 feet apart not far from downtown Montgomery, maybe 10 minutes from here. Elias said he has about 13 pounds, and Schultz said he isn't faring as well. Elias said most of his action came earlier this morning, which seems to be the story on this part of the river. We're taking off again.
Takahiro Omori is in the process of culling again. He has around 8 1/2 pounds.
From Takahiro's Marshal: #5 around around 2 lbs and on the next cast caught a 3lb or so now he is culling a 1 lb er. Pretty good upgrade.
Mike McClelland with about a 4-pounder — a nice cull up of about 2 pounds. Photo by Bassmaster Marshal Tim Patterson.
Takahiro has #4 for about 2.5 lbs giving him about 7-8 lbs total.
This is probably the most important thing on this list and the one that costs would-be AOYs the title most often. They don’t mitigate their damages.