You win some and you lose some when fishing for bass on spawning beds. Hank Cherry missed one on "Bassmaster LIVE" at 12:30 p.m. But he had an interesting success story on Day 1. Cherry tossed a green-pumpkin colored soft plastic into a bed yesterday, set the hook when he saw the fish suck in the lure, then noticed a white bait come out of the fish's mouth.
"When I reeled in, I had two baits," Cherry said. "There was a (white) Strike King Structure Bug and 12 feet of line wrapped around my bait. Apparently, one of our guys had broke it off earlier. The next cast I caught it."
That 4-pounds-plus bass was Cherry's largest in his second-place bag of 17-9.
P.S. Cherry stayed on the bedding bass he missed at 12:30. He landed the 2-plus-pounder just after 1 p.m.