In the group of boats, John Crews lands a real good one. Darren Jacobson captured the action.
The wind, which was blowing at 7 mph earlier, has picked up to 10 mph now out of the northeast, and it's definitely putting a damper on sight-fishing. Aaron Martens just eased past us and said, "It's tough, man. By the time you see the holes, you're too close to them."
Justin Lucas just trolled within a few feet of our boat, scanning thee water for spawning beds. "It's a lot different today," said Lucas, who was 12th with 19-12 yesterday. Although there's a slight northeast breeze today, which wasn't here yesterday, the main reason for the struggles today has to be simply the amount of fish that were caught here Thursday. "That has a lot to do with it," said Lucas.
Photo by Bassmaster Marshal Derek Daniels.
Bassmaster Marshal Zach Crabtree provided this photo and says, "The fish are getting bigger for Mullins. We have an area all to ourself. Have about 10 pounds in 3 fish. Need 2 more."
Larry Hill won the 1973 Florida Invitational on the St. Johns with 108-2 (three days, 10-bass limit).
Derek Remitz just scooted on by us and he said "I have two in the boat. I couldn't stand seeing all these today so I fished a secluded area this morning." He is back down in the Cabbage Point area rubbing rails with the rest of them.
Nice one! Number 3 in the boat for Brandon Palaniuk. Photo by Bassmaster Marshal John Hansen.