In this his 10th Bassmaster Classic, Bill Lowen came in with confidence and a game plan. It was going to be hero or zero for him. And it was nearly zero on Day 1 when Lowen finished in 36th place with three bass totaling 11-10.
"I've got about a mile stretch of docks that have big ones on them," Lowen said after Day 1. "The water was sloshing on them. It looked like a wave pool. You've got white caps rolling in. You can't get the jig under them. And I don't know if they're there when that's going on because they're shallow, and it's like a washing machine."
The wash cycle has stopped today, and Lowen is catching what he found in practice. Lowen has a 12-6 limit, which has moved him up to 11th place on BASSTrakk. And the higher the sun gets, with no wind blowing into the docks, the better the bite will be.