Josh Bertrand is the first up in today's weigh in. He's a rookie and in just his second event. He's had a great day, weighing in 27-2. Giving him just six ounces shy of 100 pounds.
Clunn has won at least one tournament in each of the last four decades.
Did Rick Clunn really just catch a 6-pounder in the final minutes on Falcon?
Look out! Rick Clunn is pulling some last minute heroics. He just boated a 6-pounder that will help big time.
As these last-minutes start to wind down, you start doing the math in your head. Typically when we have a BassTrakk finish that is 1-pound in margin, it's too close to call. This is obviously not a typical event. Combs has about 2-pound and change margin, according to BassTrakk. That could be dead on or heavier.
Combs has just moved a short ways to the east, farther away from the dam. Every movement he makes is at a frantic pace. He slams the trolling motor down – not out of anger – then throws his life jacket over his shoulders and jumps down into his seat with each move. He’s just now picked the trolling motor up and is heading farther north, toward the ramp, to a spot past Tiger Creek.
Another bite and another cull for Rick Clunn. These culls are just for ounces but remember this is Falcon Lake and as long as he is still getting bite anything can happen.
Rick Clunn has now caught three fish in the last 20 minutes. He just landed an estimated3-pounder, which allowed him to dump a 2-pounder.
Watching all of this take place, I can't help but think about how unusual some of this is. By all accounts, Keith Combs is about 3-pounds ahead of Clunn. In any other tournament at almost any other venue, the fat lady would be clearing her throat for the final song. But she's not anywhere near singing at this moment. That is unique in it's own right.
Less than a minute after I sent my last post about Clunn, he hooks up with a big fish. However, this one wrapped him in a tree; he kicked his trolling motor on high and went after it but it broke him off. Right now we are officially down to the final hour of fishing.