Five fish by 7:30 a.m.
Pro angler Matthew Mattingly: "Practice has been hot, humid and tough, but a few fish live here."
Co-angler Todd Young working hard during practice
Photo by Richard Dunham
Update by Robert Gibson
Spent four days on the water practicing for the James River tournament. Had a good breakfast this morning and now gearing up for the first day of competition.
Bass Pro Shops and Nitro pro Brad Burkhart pitting in practice lookin for the next bite.
The bite started out good this morning on the James River. Fishing in the rain with cooler temps has been sweet.
Figuring out the tide is such a major step in catching the active feeding fish on the James River!