As I sent off my last blog post, I looked up to see Scanlon is already culling. However, all his bass appear to be smallies that won't go 2 pounds.
Vinson just hooked up with his first keeper. But the lively spotted bass jumped off at the boat. He's fishing in the back of his pocket, casting to a small stream.
Terry Scroggins just caught his fifth fish; he has about 6.4 pounds.
We've boated a good ways up a major creek arm in search of Casey Scanlon. We found him casting to a gravel point. B. J. tells me that we are close to Mountain Creek. There's a nice surface chop, which should put a smile on the faces of the pros that are power fishing. Scanlon is not power fishing. BASSTrakk has him with four bass already.
We’re three and a half events into the 2013 Bassmaster Elite Series season, and it’s not too early to assess your situation if you’re an Elite pro with hopes of qualifying for the 2014 Bassmaster Classic.
In the last few minutes, Vinson has boated a small nonkeeper and nice crappie, but no sniffs from keeper bass. He did most of his damage late in the day yesterday so he's relaxed and seems to be enjoying the fact you can catch so many different kinds of fish on this lake.
The water temperature is 58 this morning, which is up 3 degrees from the last two days. Vinson is still plugging away. He says he's still marking fish on his electronics. And reminds us, or himself, that much of what he's fishing didn't develop until later in the day.