I'm sitting in a doctor's office this morning and the blog is my only touch with some reality, or at
Opens anglers start another day in Pell City.
Number four on the day for Ott DeFoe, a three pound spotted bass.
We've just pulled up on Randy Howell. He's across the lake from Browning. Howell is throwing a topwater, looks like a walking-type bait. Now we're talking. Fish are blowing up on his bait. Swing and a miss. Like I mentioned before. I'm no expert but these conditions seem to set up perfectly for a topwater bite. Overcast skies, calm water. Post-spawn scenario.
Meet Kendall Newson, a former NFL player turned pro bass fisherman who has a heart for kids.
Former NFL pro takes fishing addiction to the next level as well as the next generation.
This is funny. JO is out on the shoreline photographing Browning. I'm in our camera boat blogging. Browning is on the other side of us. We're all talking at once. Another day at the office. Do I really get paid to do this? Only in a B.A.S.S. event.
I'm riding along with photographer James Overstreet (aka JO) and we've been cruising around the boat ramp/launch/weigh-in site. We've come up on Chris Lane. Now he's leaving. Says he's going on a 37-mile boat ride. We'll pass and look for someone else. After a short run we've come up on Stephen Browning. From the leader to third place. Not bad. Browning says the water dropped one foot overnight, an indicator of how today will likely shake out for adjustments.
Julius Morgan sent in some previews of the launch this morning. Photos by James Overstreet.
Opens angler catches two with one cast!