Duckett just got another nibble but no hookset. "Probably a 9-incher," he said.
As we came out of the creek, we saw Edwin Evers fishing with the current, which means he was moving along at a high rate of speed. Todd Faircloth came by, too. Pleasure boat traffic is also picking up. After being sequestered in the back of the creek, we're getting reminded that it's a beautiful day, and we expect a big crowd at weigh-in. Will they get the show they want or will the weekend traffic hurt the bite? So tough to tell when bites are already few and sometimes far between.
MIcheal Iaconellie doing what he does best picking it apart
Boyd Duckett missed a fish earlier and still only has one in the box. "It hit it on the first few cranks," said Duckett. It happened while he was in the other pocket of Darby Creek. The water has come up about a foot since we talked to him earlier. Then, he was waiting for high tide. It might be another hour or so before it gets to the level he wants. "High tide is at 12," said Poche. So now we wait. Update: Duckett just felt a bite. The bass are swiping at his bait now.
Cliff Pirch with No. 4 in the livewell. Looking for No. 5. Photo by Bassmaster Marshal Collin Noecker
Brandon Lester said, "I guarantee you someone lives there." He was right. That didn't stop Brandon from getting one on board
There are a few locals out fishing today. Mostly the fishing pressure from local anglers has been light.
Mike Iaconelli has just completed a major move north, about 20 miles, in fact. He's already made one great decision today, which produced the last three bass of his limit. Now he's looking for a kicker or two to upgrade his total, which is 10 or 11 pounds. He is setting up for the next flurry. His second (and best) flurry yesterday came from 10:15 until 11 o'clock. He caught 10 keepers during that time. With the tide running 50 minutes later today, he's got a plan.,