Jake Whitaker just boxed his fifth bass, giving him about 15 pounds.
“I have two little ones – just keepers,” he said.
He has spent the entire event bouncing back and forth between two St. Clair River spots, dragging a Ned rig off the bank.
“I’ve caught every one of my fish in 25 to 30 feet of water,” Whitaker said.
Neither the boat traffic nor recreational anglers are affecting his bite.
“I literally have walleye anglers drift right by my boat, and I’m still catching fish,” he said.