Clunn moved again, and he has landed 3 keepers. I believe he has about 8.5 pounds. He is focused and not talking much. The pattern of running the sea walls with a crankbait is working. He also just landed a northern pike.
Photographer James Overstreet and I left Detroit at 4:30 am this morning and drove 2 hours by car to Ohio's Catawba Island to meet with Eric Klotz, our boat driver today. We boated 30 minutes into the middle of Lake Erie and found tournament leader Mark Davis with his spinning rod bowed over. He lands that bass and quickly catches another. Davis tells us they are his first bass of the day. "This is a faster start than he had yesterday," Klotz says. He should know, Klotz was Davis' Marshall yesterday. The sun is lighting up Davis and his wrapped boat.
Two updates on Rick Clunn's lone keeper: First, it's just under three pounds and not four as I reported earlier. Second, it has joined the heavenly choir, so now it's a non-culler and Rick will have to get four more big ones to go with it if he is to make the 17 pounds or so he may need for the cut. Rick says its time for plan B, so we will leave him to it, since we've obviously brought him plenty of good luck for now. We will go poke our nose in someone else's business. How about Ott Defoe and Andy Montgomery?
Photo by marshal Brent Ellens
Photo by marshall George Stoneroad.