Catch up again with the Elites on Day One of Toyota All-Star week.
Keith Combs is fishing about 50 feet from the weigh-in stage. That's him in the photo. This little inlet is stacked with lilly pads and Combs is methodically fishing them.
There are some All-Stars using the drop-shot technique on Lake Muskegon today. And all of them fully understand the Michigan Department of Natural Resources regulation that requires a 3-inch leader off the main line to the hook on a drop-shot rig.
Catch up with the Elites on Day One of Toyota All-Star week.
We're talking to three local guys who fish tournaments in the area. They are saying it's still a little early for the fall bite. The water temperature is about 65 degrees here in the canal. "Water temperature needs to drop about 5 degrees for it to really turn on," one said.
Lane has a limit and is looking to upgrade. At least now the salmon have left him alone. Update by Bassmaster Marshal Bret Hoeksema.
In a national tournament, fishing your home waters can be a double-edged sword. I'm hoping to use all the advantages this week.
It's noon, there's no wind, and here in the canal we're watching Cliff Pace. Bowman is busy blogging so JVD picked up the camera and started snapping photos. Cliff just caught a three and a half pounder, setting off hollers from the spectators. If JVD does a good job on the camera, Bowman may be out of a job!
Skeet Reese is fishing in a little bay near the entrance to Muskegon Lake-- a canal connects it to Lake Michigan. This area is shallow, about 8-feet deep, and has lots of grass. Skeet tells us he has two in the livewell for about 4 pounds.