Brent Ehrler is off to a quick start and is already culling. Ehrler, who has two Elite Series 2nd place finishes, since joining in 2015, knows he has to boat a good bag to catch the VanDams. Ehrler noted yesterday that the calm winds allowed him to "really understand" the area he is fishing and gave him a bode of confidence in the fish size. The wind has picked up today, and the cloud cover is apparent, Ehrler now just needs to make some quality culls.
Ehrler is casting jerkbaits to lighter spots, situated on sandy bottom flats. Our boat driver, local guide Dean Meckes, noted the water temperature, is what makes this pattern special. The water temperature is 71 degrees, currently.