Rodney and Amy Blank come to the Classic every year. This year, they came with a story to tell.
We just realized that Edwin Evers is in the back of this pocket with Faircloth. We hate to leave the hot hand, but Evers hasn't moved in over an hour, so we have a suspicion he may be onto something, too. Good thing we didn't go. Faircloth just caught a 2.5-pounder and culled again.
Faircloth continues to load up.
Martens lands a 3-pound chunk, moves near 13-pound range
Conditions are allowing Todd Faircloth to get some fish off their beds.
Ott Defoe has made the decision that Aaron Martens can't -- he's left McDade.
Ike there to lend a hand to DeFoe
Todd Faircloth helped his cause with a solid 3-plus-pounder that allowed him to cull a smaller bass.
Martens caught his third fish in a matter of minutes. He appears to be on a wad of fish back year but he's yet to entice the game-changing bite that'll be necessary to compete for the title. The question remains -- will he grind it out or tire of the cookie cutters? Meanwhile, Roumbanis connected on a short fish which he quickly released. He'd probably kill for a few of Aaron's discards.