Painfully slow morning for Mueller

Paul Mueller left the dock today in first place, but the fishing has been very slow so far.

According to BASSTrakk it’s slow just about everywhere. But based on the last couple days, Mueller hasn’t been catching much until after noon.

Today is a shortened day due to the two canceled days at the start of the event. Today’s check-in is 1:45, and the tide is later today, which means Mueller may miss the best bite of the day.

He has one small fish. Just like yesterday, he only had one rod on the deck, but about half an hour ago, he pulled another one out to mix it up a bit. He’s been almost exclusively using a swim jig, but the second option he pulled out was a jerkbait.

“The fish seem to be staging on the outside edge of the pads before they move in shallow during the afternoon,” he said. “We May miss that bite today, so I need to adapt and hopefully catch them from where they are right now, and not try to force-feed them. Time will tell.”