On his third stop of the morning, Chris Johnston idled slowly over a piece of structure, studying his depthfinder to locate a school of bass. He stopped and turned the boat around, and quickly began pitching to a spot where he must’ve seen something.
He soon added a third keeper to his livewell, and almost ran to the front of the boat to make another cast. It seemed to me that he had seen a school of bass on his Garmin sonar, which has the Panoptix feature that shows fish suspended out in front of the boat. Several anglers at the weigh-in yesterday praised the technology.
If he did see a school none of the other fish were in a cooperative mood. His third fish in the livewell gives him 30 pounds, 2 ounces, good enough for sixth place, according to BASSTrakk.