Upshaw has a limit

It's a small limit, but it's a start for Andrew Upshaw.

His strategy is obscure compared to the mainstream game plan of running and gunning, making brief stops, casting a topwater across cane piles, and hoping for the best.

Upshaw by choice is fishing open water, and he is deliberately avoiding crowded areas.

"I am using the Garmin Panoptix LiveScope to see fish," he said. "If they are there, then I stay and make casts to those individual fish."

If there are no fish, he moves on through his rotation of about 60 spots.

"I'm just trying to cover as much water as possible."

As a side note, the topwater bite is getting a lift from a steady northeast wind at 10 mph with higher gusts.