The area where Dean Rojas and Alton Jones are fishing is situated right up next to a little trailer park and we've been interacting with the residents. One lady, when told Bassmaster pros were fishing in the canal, said with a smile, "They might catch something weird in there." Rojas was fishing next to one gentleman's dock. When told Rojas was in the running for the $100,000 first prize, he said, "I should get 10 percent. Hell, I'll take 2 percent."
Pete Ponds is happy to get a keeper on Day 3. Photo by Josh Smith
From what I can see so far, things are tough. It is early, time will tell. Klein and Crochet are doing their thing, but with little result.
Dean Rojas is fishing underneath I-10, one of America's most trafficked interstates, running from California through Florida. But if there are fish here I'm sure Rojas doesn't mind the traffic noise. In fact, he just caught a non-keeper. We're standing under the interstate watching him fish. This feels a little like the 2013 version of Tom Sawyer.