Vinson is in the middle of them. He's caught two largemouth on back-to-back casts. Neither kept. One was "short and fat," according to Vinson. The fish, though, seem to be moving up and/or biting.
We just found Morizo Shimizu catching his first bass of the day. He has a lot of catching up to do. Matt Reed is directly across the creek. He says he has three "Bull Shoals cookie cutters" in his livewell. Looks like he's dragging something.
The Elite Series anglers head out for their third day on Bull Shoals Lake.
Vinson made a cast to the juice and immediately hooked up. You could tell by how his body language set up it was a good one. But it turned out to be a big white bass.
BASSTrakk currently shows Brian Snowden in second place. Snowden is from this region and has loads of experience fishing Ozark Mountain lakes. Many of the pros predicted that he would be a contender here. They were right.
Vinson has made it out to his primary area. Between what he did with his boat and the wind it appears as if most of the debris has moved to the back of the pocket he was in. He's slowly working his juicy area now with little trouble.
The wind is blowing now. Not a whole, just an almost perfect breeze if you are fishing. For Vinson, though, it could be a blessing or a curse. All that debris he moved with his boat is being pushed back to his bank
Photo by Bassmaster Marshal Tim Dail