Yesterday afternoon I drove up the Natchez Trace Parkway to see the conditions of the Pearl River. That was where leader Dustin Connell made the cut for Championship Monday. Today he is joined by a lot of company.
The area did not receive as much rainfall as anticipated. I didn’t observe any muddier, or higher water. Nothing floating downstream the likes of what you see under flash flood conditions.
So it’s no wonder the leaders made the run up the Pearl River. It also has more consistency in water conditions, give or take the influx of the storm runoff. Boat positioning will be easier than confronting the gusty winds blowing across the main lake. There is plenty of habitat and a year-round population of river bass.