Cherry using 'Same Thing' to push toward a limit

Hank Cherry just put two more good fish in the boat, and he caught both of them on the Same Thing.

Seriously, that's the name of the bait he's using.

Creme Lures has a line of plastics that is literally called "The Same Thing." Cherry is using one of them as a trailer for his jig, and he believes the bulkier profile of the plastic is helping him with these Toledo Bend bass.

After his most recent fish - a 4-pounder that created some drama by wrapping around a tree limb - Cherry took the time to pitch his bait over into our boat.

That's photographer James Overstreet holding it.