As you can see in the accompanying photo, James Overstreet did NOT put the cover on the boat last night. He was thinking the wet boat deck carpet might dry out overnight; instead, it turned into an ice skating rink. At 28 degrees with a heavy frost on everything, it sure doesn't feel like spring in the Ozarks. Overstreet and I are covering Chris Lane today. He's fishing in Long Creek. He already had a 1 1/2-pounder in the boat when we got here. He has since added a 2-pounder. Lane is throwing a red Luck-E-Strike crankbait, like he has all week.
We had a hard time finding Mark Davis this morning, despite the fact that we talked to him before takeoff. Mark told us exactly where he planned to start the day, and we followed him, but then lost him in thick fog. Fog so thick we later realized we had been 30 yards from him at one point and didn't see him.
Jason Christie won't want to keep this one: it's a trout!