You can learn a lot from photos. We are getting a few of them every little bit from professionals and co-anglers at the Southern Open on Logan Martin. The latest comes from Ott DeFoe, who is holding a really nice spotted bass. But the first thing I noticed was DeFoe was kneeling down in an aluminum boat. That's a change from Day One, when we saw him in his Nitro. On the Opens you can switch boats. At the Elites you can't do that.
Ott DeFoe sends in a pic of him culling up. Looks like a good day so far.
Unfortunately for Michael Naron, we don't weigh catfish at the end of the day.
I'd just sent the last blog entry about Randy Howell and then it happened. All I can say is you've got to see this to believe it. James Overstreet won't let me tell what happened in this blog because he caught the entire sequence of events on camera. I'm sure if Robin Howell reads this she's going to be filled with suspense. Check back for the midday photo gallery to find out what I'm trying to say. Everybody is running around at this point. More gas getting burned than spinnerbaits on the bank.
Pro angler Marty Brown sent in this pic and said it was a good reason not to get on the bank.
Brandon Lester sent in this pic from the water of 2/5s of his healthy limit. Now he's looking to cull some Logan Martin bass.
I'm sitting in a doctor's office this morning and the blog is my only touch with some reality, or at least the reality I'd like to stay in touch with.
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.