The James Gang is out

James Overstreet decided to turn his pretty head and "Walk Away," so The James Gang is off the water. (I apologize for the ancient rock reference that only people 50 and older will get. Couldn't help it.)

Seriously, it was an interesting morning. In the snapshots of the day we witnessed with first James Elam and then Chris Lane, it appears Lake Chatuge's bass might be in more of a feeding mode, possibly due to 50 Elite Series pros being off the water yesterday, maybe due to the broken cloud cover today, or the combination.

The previous two days of the tournament, angler after angler mentioned the bite that heats up on Lake Chatuge about 10:30 or 11:00, then continues through check-in time at 3:10 p.m. Lane said it was more like 11:30 or noon when his topwater bite picked up Friday, when he weighed the big bag of the tournament so far of 18 pounds, 5 ounces.

However, today Lane looked at his watch after landing a 4-pounder for his fifth keeper, looked over at us, smiled and said, "Ten-forty-two."

If the high-sun pattern from the first two days of the tournament continues today, Day 3 may end up being the best day of the event.