Garrett Paquette started the day in a tie for 2nd place, 2-5 behind Pete Gluszek. Paquette has dialed in a pattern on the James River and his 1-2 punch has included a topwater and flipping approach. He has four fish in the boat, the first two keepers of the day were small, but his most recent catches were slightly above average.
He told us he had a 5 pounder break him off earlier and then a 4-pounder came off at the boat. He exudes confidence in this area and feels that he will be alright when the tide starts coming back in.
We are at dead low tide up near the ramp and after it slacks off for 15 minutes it will start filling back up.
Word from some spectators is that Gluszek did indeed fill his limit and his 5th keeper was around 3 pounds, his best of the day.