The 'Sneak Hole'

Sunrise on Neely Henry is around 5:45 a.m. on Neely Henry Lake, and the official takeoff this morning was 6:30 a.m. You've got to wonder if that 45 minutes would have mattered with the shad spawn that is underway on the lake.

I'm curious about what might transpire as the day goes on. Will the Coosa grass and current breaks be most productive? Or will the sloughs with calmer water, and even more grass, come into play?

We call some of those obscure areas "hidey holes" on Bassmaster LIVE. The locals call this such hole the "Sneak Hole." Midway on the right shoreline of this slough is a narrow entrance from the main river channel. It's a popular place to fish, especially during the spawning cycle. You can get a better look at the hole on the Humminbird screen.

These places are spread up and down the lake, and could be worth watching as the tournament progresses.