After three days of practice and one tournament day, Gerald Swindle had a new perspective on the Delaware River at Thursday's weigh-in.
Shimizu indicated he enjoys the opportunity to fish against Iaconneli. He says he did not have a good practice. However, he too possesses the "Never Give Up" attitude. He is still within 3 cast lengths of the spot he has been on since the beginning of the day.
Josh Betrand working hard for the elusive Delaware river keeper. Photo by Marshall Jon Ehrman
Until this very moment, I could say I have never been to Hainesport, N.J. But now, I can never say that again. On our hunt for Roumbanis, Lowen and Grigsby, we took a couple of lefts when we should have taken rights and now find ourselves enjoying the sights in Hainesport. And by sights, I mean a lot of trees, stumps, sandbars and beaver dams. But no bass pros. And now we have to idle out of Rancocas State Park. We are a very long way from where we need to be at this point.
Marshal James Thompson says they are raceing to the next spot. "It may not look like we are going Fast........... But believe me, we are."
Marshal Avery Neely wonders if it's McClellands World with the picture
After Boyd Duckett unofficially regained the lead over Mike Iaconelli and Morizo Shimizu, Ike caught his fifth fish. Since then, Iaconelli boated what looks to be a 4 pound fish. That was the kicker he needed and he unofficially moved into the first spot with roughly 13 and 1/2 pounds. Stay tuned. Boyd Duckett has three fish so he definitely has room to move up and it helps he had over a 4 pound lead to start the day.