Ashley culling

Ashley has just made his first substantial cull of the day. This one arrived in the boat somewhere around 3 1/2 to 4 pounds. That culls out one of the dinks and likely brings his total up a couple pounds.

Prior to that fish he had about 11 1/2 pounds. He should be well over the 13 pound mark now.

And I can't put a period on that sentence before he hooks up. This one was even better. The fish was so strong it pulled Ashley closer to us.

It came in at 4-12. He weighed it. He threw back a 1-12. So he should be scaring the 16-pound mark at the moment.

While all that is going on Russ Lane is in the background and we've seen him boat two chunks in the same amount of time. The bite may be picking up or they just hit a sweet spot together.