Auten’s great start

We just pulled up on Todd Auten, and he’s got a nice foundation of bass to build on.

“I’ve got 15, 16 pounds,” Auten said.

That’s not what BASSTrakk shows because the angler hasn’t taken the time to stop and enter his catches.

He’s just working an area on the edge of Lake St. Clair, fishing moving baits in fairly shallow water.

My boater, Jerry Doucette, said Auten’s area is primarily sandy bottom with scattered grass.

But he might not be here long.

“I might need to find a new hole,” Auten said. “It’s been a while since I caught one.”