Fishing close

Out of the field of 75 Elite anglers fishing in this first event of the 2019 season, I count 13 within a quarter-mile along the lake George shoreline.

We are close enough to watch and photograph three or four of them from one position. We have seen two fish catches, both fairly small, by Bill Lowen and Drew Cook.

Brandon Cobb was in the same stretch of shoreline yesterday and he told me at weigh-in that he thought his bigger fish had been exhausted. He hoped new fish would move up.

I don’t know how long he fished his original hole before we arrived today, but he has moved several hundred yards away. And he’s catching fish. He has moved up the rankings according to BASSTrakk into sixth place with 26-10.