This morning Greg DiPlama's smile at the boat ramp made me curious. Sure, it was 57 degrees and the sun was shining. But what's up with that?
The smile was a face of confident anticipation of the day to come. Yesterday, DiPalma made a key adjustment late in the day. He made the decision to make a long run downriver. There, he caught three smallmouth in the 5-pound range.
"I think this might be a special place, so I'm going back up there," he said.
My remark back was that DiPalma's quick and decisive decision to make that 180-degree turn is the sign of a maturing pro. DiPalma agreed, adding that this season he is fishing with greater mental confidence.
As of this post, DiPalma was 10th in the BASSTrakk standings, one spot out of Championship Sunday.