The Elites are back on the water for Day 2 of the A.R.E. Truck Caps Bassmaster Elite on Cayuga Lake.
At 1:05 Skeet Reese said, "I'm two bites away from being able to fish tomorrow." At 1:10, he was one bite away, after he culled a 1 1/4-pounder with a 3 3/4-pounder. At 1:20, Reese might have made the cut, when he culled a 2-pounder with a 3-pounder. At 1:25, he culled up another 1/2 pound. Reese has been throwing a SnagProof Ish's Fat Frog most of the day. After the morning clouds left, he switched from a white one to a black one.
Tracy Adams just boated a dandy! At least 4 1/2 maybe 5 pounds. He still needs to cull one little one; but there's still plenty of time. Come on Big Momma! Update by Michigan Marshal Dan Shine.
Things are heating up for Crews Missile! Photo by Bassmaster Marshal Charles Waldorf.
Randall Tharp is fishing within earshot of Jacob Powroznik. We overheard Tharp ask, "Things are getting right--why aren't they biting better?" We couldn't hear his answer, but it's very likely it involved the encroachment of another angler into Powroznik's space. About that time, the interloper boated a 3 1/2-pounder. Powroznik was not pleased. Tharp pointed out that the other boats hadn't been so close to the area the day before.
Mark Davis — like Kriet and Rojas — isn't a fan of crowds. Since he won't get into the fray, he says he's got a couple choices. "You can either go ping the heavy grass or fish docks," he said. With spinning reel in hand, he's effortlessly skipping docks. "You've got to fish a lot of them before you get a bite," he said. He knew the fishing would be good yesterday, but not as good as it was. "I didn't think that much of the field would catch a 20-pound string," he said.
Here's a quick look at some of the action caught on GoPro from Day 1 on Cayuga Lake.
Randy Howell just got a 4 1/2 pounder and culled about 2 pounds
Bassmaster Elite Series pro Bradley Roy is once again giving young Kentucky anglers a chance to fish competitively for their high schools.
The Elite Series event here on Cayuga Lake in New York is dispelling a myth held by many anglers about northern natural lakes.