No. 3 for Mullins

Mullins has his third keeper. Another 2-pound class fish.

While we’ve been running a lot Mullins is in no way spinning out. He’s just working hard during the tough part of the day.

This derby has been a tale of two different bites. An early bite where we’ve seen flurries like yesterday when Mullins put about 15 pounds in the boat in a few minutes.

Then there’s the late bite. Where virtually everyone who caught early culls. And those who didn’t get well.

Mullins has said all week that both periods are critical.

The big difference today is the unexpected sun and a chop on the water. That plays right into the hands of those on the lower end.

Mullins, though, intends to keep his course. At least for now.