Anglers are seeing changing conditions and having to deal with wind and waves for the first time during the event.
Bertrand has adjusted his bait to a lighter color and gotten bigger bites.
Bertrand has found a school of feeding smallmouth that has moved up on a current break to feed on a bunch of gobies and is upgrading quickly.
Kelley Jaye has switched to a top water spook. He caught one monster that helped and has lost four.
Kelley Jaye just boated a big one with a big jerk bait about the size of my arm. The amazing part is that fish did not even help
The wind set up like a gem for Brandon Lester to load the box. He's catching several fish as they migrate through and feed. Every once and a while he picks off one of the ones he needs.
Brandon Lester contending with local anglers.
Even with the field trimmed, Bradley's spot remains a popular fishing hole.
Paliniuk adds a cull fish. He said it had a crappie jig and broken line in its mouth. He said he just needs to cull one more for a big sack.
Wiggins on one side, Kriet on the other.... lots of culling as the increasing wind drives the smallmouth feeding buffet.
Lane is culling up using the shadows of boats, chains and concerts blocks that hold post spawn smallmouth. No giants yet, but every once counts.
Levi McNeil and Daniel Gray double up on the last day.
Ken Golub is doing some great reporting this morning. He timed how long it took for the service team to repair his broken trolling motor. If you have any doubt of the skills of those guys, forget...
Ken Golub sent in this picture, presumably of his beloved trolling motor that is currently not working right. He's headed in for some service and we hope he gets back in action quickly.
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