Matt Reed strapped 11 rods to the deck of his boat this morning. He's fished the first two days in the same pond with Bill Lowen. Chris Lane joined them yesterday and caught a big bag there.
So far this week Brent Chapman has caught his fish on a beaver-style plastic and a 1/2 ounce War Eagle spinnerbait. He'll have those out today again, but he also plans to work a buzzbait into the mix.
Unless a series of unlikely events occurs today, Kevin VanDam (10-09 off the lead) will not "threepeat" as Classic champ.
Pilot Paul Barth is calling to inform the folks who monitor the airspace at Barksdale Air Force of his plans to fly over the Red River.
Today, as the arena lights come up, as the confetti falls, as the man on stage hoists the biggest trophy of this sport above his head, as all that happens and you rise clapping to your feet, do this for me ...
Edwin Evers, 5 pounds off the lead is going to gamble on a new area today.
Kevin Wirth, 11 pounds off the lead, isn't sure he has a realistic chance of making a charge at victory, but he's going to switch things up today to try to bust a big bag.
Bill Lowen has spent the majority of the first two days in the backwater where Chris Lane caught his big bag yesterday. On Friday he shared it with Matt Reed.
I talked to Chris Lane's Day Three observer Larry Beauboeuf, who declared Lane to be friendly, talkative and exceptionally confident.
Images of the Day Two weigh-in from the 2012 Bassmaster Classic.