Auten is up a creek

North Carolina pro Todd Auten is leading the tournament with 16-10, but he hasn’t added to his livewell since 10:32.

Earlier today the tide dropped the water three feet in the creeks where Auten is fishing. Bass don’t necessarily like that. It gives them more exposure to predators. The water here is very muddy from the storms that passed through the area this week.

“I’m just practicing now,” he told us. Auten is moving often now. “I haven’t had a bite in an hour.”