Dave
Precht
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Dave Precht is the Editor in Chief of Bassmaster Magazine. To read more from Precht, follow his column "Back Deck" in Bassmaster Magazine. 

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Weights on pace

Weights on pace

By Dave Precht

If Justin Lucas' current estimated leading weight of 82 pounds, 3 ounces holds, the average daily weight will be 20 1/2 pounds, give or take, right in line with other four-day Bassmaster...

Keeping time

Keeping time

By Dave Precht

Aaron Martens is on another time bandit. This fish only weighs about 2 pounds, but as Martens said, "two pounds is 2 pounds." ...

The time bandit

The time bandit

By Dave Precht

"This fish is a time bandit," Aaron Martens complained as he continued to worry a big bass on a bed. "She's 8 pounds," he said. The fish stole 40 minutes of his...

On hands and knees

On hands and knees

By Dave Precht

After boating his first fish a while ago, Aaron Martens told us he sees another good fish on the same tule point. He sat down in the boat and rerigged, spending probably 10 minutes finding just the...

Martens lights it up

Martens lights it up

By Dave Precht

Aaron Martens told me yesterday that mornings are tough in this event. Tides are on the high side at the start of each day's competition, making it harder to spot beds. Another challenge is...

Martens working a bass

Martens working a bass

By Dave Precht

Aaron Martens must be straining his eyes as he peers into the dark water, looking for big Delta bass. He has been circling a small tule island in a wide canal somewhere south of Sacramento and hasn...

Chasing Aaron

Chasing Aaron

By Dave Precht

Well, that didn’t take long. A five-minute run from our chosen boat launch, and we’re in sight of our target, Aaron Martens. He’s the front-runner as Day 3 begins in the...

Swing and a miss

Swing and a miss

By Dave Precht

Big fish just aren't cooperating for Reese. We just now saw him swing on a fish he estimated weighed 6 or 7 pounds. Not long ago he paid two long visits to a bed occupied by a bass...

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