The shouting just started again for Mike Iaconelli and his entourage. After two fishless days near a refinery on the Delaware River, Ike's persistence paid off with his third bass of the day, a 2 1/2 pounder. "That was big, a big moment for me," Iaconelli yelled, as he dropped his rod in the boat. "Three days I've been fishing here."
We're still idling back in Big Timber Creek to find Christie. It's a long, slow process. He appears to be quite far back in this creek. And according to BASSTrakk, he's still fishless. "I didn't practice back here," said Hawk, "but now that I see it, I wish I had. It has lots of objects and cover to fish. It would have taken an entire day, though, to really figure an area like this out."
The crowd at Penn's Landing in Philadelphia for the Elite Series Day 3 weigh-in was infectious. Get a glimpse here!
Byron Velvick having a rough go at it. Waiting for the tide to turn. Hoping to get them in the grass. Bassmaster Marshal Mike Musial
With just five of the 12 Elite anglers posting weights on BASSTrakk, John Crews is working hard to get on the board.
We are officially in the backwoods or, to quote local boy Bruce Springsteen, "the swamps of Jersey."
Boyd Duckett has his second catch on the final day. Photo by Bassmaster Marshal Layne Ell
It's low tide on the river now. All the eel grass is laying over. Ike sits with two for 4 pounds.