I was covering Aaron Martens this morning. Bite quit for a while so I told him I will leave him alone for a bit. We run about 10 minutes to look for Edwin Evers and instead found Morizo Shimizu coming out from the cove. We followed him quite good ways up in white river. At the time, he'd said he got 3 fish for 6 or 7 pounds. Then he caught two more keepers and now he has limit about little over 9 pounds.
Our driver Steve Isley uses a tree to hold the boat in place while Steve Bowman photographs Mark Davis. Might we call this an Ozark Mountain Power Pole?
Keith combs boats a nice 5-pounder! Photo by Bassmaster Marshal Ron Bentley
As I'm sitting and watching the Bassmaster BASSTrakk update, I see Kevin VanDam make a big-time fish catch. He had four fish for 10-8, unofficially, and he just landed his fifth keeper of the day, a 7-pound class fish. Unofficially, I have him in second place about 1 pound behind Aaron Martens.
After an extended dry spell, Mark Davis pulled up the trolling motor and blasted across the lake into another cove. To my eyes, this water here is very clear. But our boat driver Steve Isley, who lives nearby, described it as having a fair amount of (greenish) color for Table Rock. We've now got three spectator boats and an ESPN2 cameraman also watching Davis. He's focused on a little draw in the cove that has brush around the edges.