Welcher weeding through ‘em now

Kyle Welcher left the canal he started in this morning and moved out to the Neches River. He found a drain where clear water was flowing from the marsh into the river. He was about to move on from it too when he saw a bass slash at some bait. Welcher has been weeding through multiple catches since then. Mullet are stacked at a drop below the drain, and bass are feeding on the mullet.

“If I can get the mullet to move, I’ll get a bite,” Welcher told photographer Andy Crawford.

Welcher is pitching a Missile Baits Baby D-Bomb into the drain. At times it feels like he’s dragging the bottom, but Welcher said he realized his bait is actually bouncing off the thickly stacked mullet.