Gary Klein just gave us the prayer gesture. He has made a short move into Mexican waters, where he started this morning. He said, "I only need 38 pounds at this next spot and I'll be okay." Good spirits as normal with Gary. He continues flipping into the wood.
If Rick Clunn can tally more than 100 pounds at Falcon this week ...
The native birds have begun aggressively feeding in the Rio Grande. Klein is watching all the activity around him, and he continues casting into wood. He has really slowed down his presentation, possibly thinking the cold front is having a greater impact on today's catch than anticipated.
Josh Bertrand is just across the creek from Evers and just laid into a fish that ate his Spro Little John DD (citrus Shad). He fought it, keeping his rod tip down and keeling to keep the fish from jumping, but it was fruitless. The 5-pounder tail-walked and flipped as if it was in hot grease. As the fish made a final dive deep, it wrapped itself in a submerged tree.
We've got Rick Clunn covered like a sombrero - from land and sea. He's back on the spot where he started this morning, and this is obviously where he's going to grind it out. Sincerely, Señor Wright
Evers just laid a monster hookset into a fish, and while it looked like he was buttoned up momentarily, the fish wasn’t there. “Dang it! He knocked two feet of slack into my line and he wasn’t there." So add that frustration to his slow day. We’re going to check in with Betrand.
Oh boy, Clunn could be heating up! Two minutes after he boated his 3rd fish he hooked up with a another fish on a squarebill. This one is a good one, after a few awesome jumps he boats what looks to be a 4-1/2 pound fish. Right away he is back up and casting, you can clearly see from his body language that he is pretty pumped. Don't stick a fork in this deal yet, its far from over if Rick Clunn has anything to say about it.
BASSTrakk has Keith Combs leading and with a four-day catch of well over 100 pounds.
Just after high noon, Clunn boated fish number three on a square bill. It's a 2-1/2 pounder.
Gary Klein has moved to the Rio Grande River and is fishing wind swept points now. He is still targeting wood. Local anglers we've talked to are not getting bites today so one group is actually following Klein. Time is getting to be a factor now, so he is making this move with his big engine, as opposed to using his trolling motor. The water on the Rio Grande has gotten very dirty. Klein continues to use his Pit Boss creature bait.