It has gotten a lot more lively than even Alton Jones expected in here. The wind has picked up and he just upgraded with a three-pounder. Meanwhile, a wild hog came tromping along the bank behind Jones, not anywhere close enough to be a threat.
It's official - we have no idea what Alton Jones' total weight is at this time. He just caught a 2 1/2 pounder and culled a fish. We thought he only had four in the livewell, but he was out of our sight for about 30 minutes this morning and, obviously, caught a fish then.
We've picked up Tim Horton's observer Bill Bjork. He said that Horton's action has been steady. A bite comes along every 45 minutes or so.
We're trying a new thing at the Bassmaster Classic this year. It's the War Room, a live video stream that runs from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Chris Lane is focused on the edges of the cover because the water has dropped.
The bottom of Chris Lane's boat is littered with Gambler creature baits...
The day's playing out exactly as Greg Vinson predicted. The later it gets, the better the fishing. Vinson yanked out his biggest fish yet, a bass he estimated at 4 1/2 pounds. He caught it off a bed with a Cajun Craw that's brown and orange. After dealing with camera boats and tape exchanges, he's back in the game and looking at another one.
We've left McDade and are in the first finger on the left in White House. Some observers said Horton has been catching fish pretty steady. We're not sure what he's throwing yet yet. There's submerged hydrilla, but the water is still quite murky. However, these fish live here year-round.
Chris Lane said if he catches another 2 1/2 lber in here he'll head north. He has a spot where he caught a 6 at the end of the day yesterday, then left.
Chris Lane's key bait today has been a Gambler Ugly Otter creature bait in Bowen's Silver.