Faircloth starting off

Local favorite Todd Faircloth made a substantial run to start his day. This is an expansive area, but only one other boat has showed up so far. This could be the kind of place that's far enough out of the way that most of the field might overlook it.

It's worth noting that the fish are still in transition between spawn and postspawn, which means the deep-water game will be a factor, but so will the shallow-water stuff.

In general, it's a bit wet in East Texas and the lake is about 18 inches below full pool. And that's about 2 to 3 feet above normal for Sam Rayburn at this time of year.

What's all of this mean? Lots of patterns will play making it anybody's game--especially Faircloth.