Our adventures continue. Overstreet and our boat driver planned to follow Chris Lane through the lock. I was going to head to the Coushatta ramp with some film runners and drive the truck 40 minutes north to Red River South. Undortunatel his driver's lower unit geound to a halt. We picked JO up, went to the ramp and now we're both in the truck headed to our waiting chariot in Pool 5.
Greg Vinson has a limit, and just as I was about to type that it didn't help a lot, he caught No. 6, which did help.
Tim Horton is working a 400-yard stretch of dead pad stems. There’s a 6-foot-deep creek channel that bisects this finger of White House with grass in it, and Horton is drifting with the wind down the middle of it and casting to either side of it onto flats where the pad stems are. Horton just idled by us to make another pass, and said the fish he lost was three pounds or better. He then boated a 1 1/2-pounder but threw it back.
We have found Faircloth and Evers with a group of about eight spectator boats wedged between them.
Just as Bill Lowen stormed back in, Chris Lane pulled his trolling motor to leave. He thanked the spectators, put the Legend on pad and headed out to lock back up.
Chris Lane has decided to remain a bit longer.
Braid? Fluoro? Chris Lane is using 15 lb. Stren Super Brute MONO, which he said has just the right amount of stretch. It's spooled on a Revo 7:1 gear ration baitcasting reel mounted on a 7'1" All Star rod. He"s itching to leave and go north. "I can win it up there," he said. "I accomplished what I needed to do down here."
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.