I grew up pretty much only watching fishing shows or sports on TV, but one of the only other shows I did watch was the A Team. The leader of the A Team, Lt. John Hannibal Smith used to always say "I love it when a plan comes together." Well, Edwin Evers must be thinking that very same thing right now. His long run is paying off with a flurry of fish, now with three in the box.
Photographer Jacobson and I are off the water and driving back to Detroit. He needs to get back and go to work on a photo gallery for you. It's going to be a good one. I can't wait to see it myself, and I was there to witness the action firsthand. Stay tuned!
John Murray, who was 31st yesterday at this event, is also fishing the St. Clair River. He had 16 to 17 pounds when we saw him. Murray was fishing pilings breaking a swift current near a water outlet.
Brent is fighting his potential 5th fish on a slow morning and gets it. This gives him a limit, but they are small. He needs to upgrade. Photos by Bassmaster Marshal Ben Felton.
Only moments after making a long run to Plan B & finally putting keeper number one in the box. EE hooks up again. This looks to be a bigger fish. After a long battle Edwin gets the fish boatside and just as he is about to grab it the fish comes off. If Evers can pull off this AOY win nobody will ever be say he did not have to work for it.
Poche's first after having to fix a broken jackplate bolt. W/ Chris Carman
After running for 45 minutes we finally caught up with Edwin Evers. We ran so far up the St. Clair River It started to look like we were heading to Lake Huron. This long run may pay off because EE quickly hooks up and lands his first keeper of the day, a 3 lber.
We Leave Lane with four in the box. Even with his giant smallmouth, we guestimate that he has 15 to 16 pounds. He'll need a few more big ones to stay in first place. Back in the St. Clair River we find veteran Bass pro Paul Elias fishing tight to a seawall. He tells us he has one bass. Does he know how close he is to where the tournament leader is fishing? A mile farther down the river Alton Jones is fishing another seawall.
Dean Rojas working the old school light house. Photo by Bassmaster Marshal Lessing.