Elite angler Ott Defoe with a full livewell. And two cast later culls the one he just caught. Photos by Bassmaster Marshal Casey Jones
Things have slowed down considerably for Mark Davis. So slow that he took a break and sat down to clean his sunglasses, leaving his lure soaking on the bottom. At that moment, the line began moving off and Davis lurched for his rod, grabbed it and set the hook on a solid largemouth. After the fish performed a pretty tail dance on the surface, Davis swung it into the boat. It was big enough that he had to bring out a culling beam. If he ended up keeping that latest bass, it probably didn't boost his total much above 15 pounds. Maybe 16, Bowman believes.
After talking with numerous anglers yesterday at the registration meeting, many of them thought this tournament could be in Greg Hackney's wheelhouse.
Brett Hite nails down his 5th green fish and is looking for a kicker. Photo by Bassmaster Marshal Rex Heimberger from Baltimore Ohio.
Bernie Schultz landing fish. Photo by Bassmaster Marshal Bruce Nethercott
The Cayuga Lake pike are munching today! Photo by Charles Waldorf.
Elite Series angler Brent Chapman. Photo by Greg Bent.
As the thunder rolls, Combs works on his limit boating fish number 4. The fish he says are not real aggressive and he's having to feed it to them.