With the way his rod tip is oriented, and given the time of day as well as the likely postspawn consitions, it appears as if Davy Hite is working a towpater of some sort.
Here's B.A.S.S. legend Zell Rowland with his first fish of the day. Think it ate a Rebel Pop-R?
Five casts into the day sees Ott DeFoe wiht his first keeper.
Marshal Joe Sixkiller captures Charlie Hartley's first cast.
Jonathon VanDam wins the "First cast photo to make it on the Dardanelle live blog" award. Sorry, JVD, we don't have a prize for that.
Brent Chapman takes a moment to get a photo taken with some young fans who came "from just up the hill. It wasn't hard getting them up this morning," dad said.
Shaw Grigsby is all lit up under the moonlight as the anglers line the docks at Lake Dardanelle State Park. The rains have stopped and clear skies are expected until possible late afternoon thunderstorms. Alton Jones said the temps in the low 40s were expected, but he sees the cool air and warm water mixing for a potential fog delay. Stay tuned.