This morning while on the dock recording details for the Top Lures of the Classic gallery I came up on Brent Ehrler, who is currently second in the BASSTrakk standings. Ehrler was tying on a wacky rig.
“I’m going to target largemouth on docks,” he said.
He made the wacky rig weightless with a 5-inch Yamamoto Senko rigged to 1/0 Gamakatsu BT10S Stinger Hook.
For now it looks like the idea is working.
Edwin Evers looking for a fish willing to eat his lure.
Hidden within Jason Christie's 16-pound, 6-ounce total yesterday was a last-minute rally. His BASSTrakk total showed him with only 14 pounds at the end of the day. He was quick to point out that he caught a 4-pounder on his last cast, which bumped him up to 16-6.That fish, he insisted, was one he caught last weekend during practice.
"I caught that fish on the second day of practice," Christie said. "I know it was the same fish. It was a skinny 4-pounder."
Even though he's been leading this event each of the first two days, nothing has come easily for him.
"I'm not getting a lot of quality fish bites a day - 4, 5, 6 - and if I booger one of those up, it's not good," said Christie, who went on to explain how he "boogered up" three on Saturday.
So far this whole day has been boogered up for Christie. We're halfway through an eight-hour tournament day, and that zero beside his bass total today is dropping him further and further down the leaderboard.
Jason Christie is in the far back of a long pocket, an obvious spawning zone. It is getting warm and there is not a lick of a breeze.
"Need some wind, Bowman," he said.
Steve Bowman updates Jason Christie who is sitting on zero. What is his mental state?
G-Man Gerald Swindle is working back out of a pocket pretty quickly talking to his camera guy and Garrick Dixon as he casts a moving baits parallel to the bank. He is stuck on 3 fish still but isn't worried. "The big heads don't bite til around 11."
He also mentioned he had a tom turkey gobbling yesterday close by. "I called him right down to the water prit' near."
BASStrakk has Swindle in 5th place currently with 3 fish for about 3.5 pounds. He is moving around and waiting for the sun to get high!