The first place team of David and Sean Mulkey had their fair share of problems on Day 1 of the Toyota Bonus Bucks Bassmaster Team Championship, but their patience paid dividends with more than 15 pounds on Norfork Lake. The father/son team had mechanical issues and were basically dead in the water. The wind pushed them towards a bluff bank, and they begin to just fish down that bank. Little did they know they would be leading the tournament off that area, a spot they vaguely knew, but patience paid off.
They are from Missouri so a friend came to their aid and gave them a boat to use on Day 2 of competition. Immediately after takeoff that motor had a malfunction, and they can only idle today. I found them roughly 30 minutes ago, and they had only been fishing for a brief time. They don't have a keeper yet, but they have caught a short fish in the little time they have fished. Maybe this is another sign that they're supposed to be patient and fish this area thoroughly once again, but otherwise their lead may be in jeopardy with their lack of mobility.