Martens just moved 300 yards to the Highway 64 bridge, working around the base. Keith Combs is on the other side. Martens hooks up, lands a fish and culls
Oklahoma pro Scott Ashmore with a small keeper. Ideally, he'd cull this by the end of the day.
Around the corner from the takeoff, a bridge over the entrance to Illinois Bayou is loaded with anglers. Timmy Horton is silhouetted under the bridge - look for Seigo Saito's photos later - and Aaron Martens is off to our left working the wooded bank. Justin Lucas and James Niggemeyer both exit the bayou, followed by Matt Reed. Horton misses a fish. Martens moves under the bridge bobbing in the wakes of the departed.
Here's a look at the Elite Series anglers as the ready to take on Day 1 on Lake Dardanelle.
Peak Blue DEF pro Fred Roumbanis is working hard this morning.