We are on Jordan Lee now and he has yet to catch a fish for the camera. BASStrakk has him at 5 fish for 11.5 pounds and he is currently the leader.
Brent Ehrler looking to upgrade. This could be anyone's game.
After a long drought of 4 hours and 45 minutes, Jason Christie set the hook and landed his first fish of the day. Although it was only a 1-pound, 8-ounce spotted bass it was the relief he needed to break the ice on Championship Sunday.
At the start of the day Jason Christie had a 4-pound, 11-ounce lead over second place Edwin Evers. At the 12:30 p.m. mark on Championship Sunday there are unofficially 12 anglers within that 4-11 margin. With three hours remaining, it's still anyones game if they want to jump into the mix.
As he idled by us before running to his next spot, Jason Christie confirmed that the bass he caught a few minutes earlier did indeed measure.
Now he's looking to add a companion...or four.
Three hours is a lifetime to fish if he gets onto the right rotation. The water is over 55 degrees, the sun is out, and little does he know he's just a bite or two away from the lead.
BASSTrakk shows Jacob Wheeler in second place.
All week Wheeler stressed the importance of targeting largemouth to adding quality largemouth to what he referred to as “filler fish” (aka as limit keepers). Wheeler told me he is using two primary lures for targeting quality largemouth.
The Accent Jacob Wheeler “Game Changer” Buzzbait Large Blade is in play. So is a 3/8-ounce bladed jig with 4.5-inch Lake Fork Magic Shad.
We followed Jason Christie's dwindling gallery and shut down 100 yards away from him as he finally landed a fish. There was a dock between us, so we couldn't see if he dropped it in the well. We will work closer and find out, but a sign of life at long last is nothing but good news.
At noon, Jason Christie is still sitting on zero. He needs to make the most of his window.
Edwin Evers scrapped yesterday’s plan and fished the backs of coves down Lake first thing this morning. He then ran up the Seneca River and worked the same pattern.
Unfortunately, that only produced two small fish for about 3 pounds.
He just strapped down for another run, clearly looking for anything to help him fill his limit. I’m not exactly sure what his plan is, but the clock is ticking and a small limit would probably do it.