Jay Yelas is in Anchor Bay, fan casting in 4 to 5 feet of water - and he just boat flipped a 4 1/2-pounder.
He caught the fish on a ChatterBait.
My boater, Jerry Doucette, said the flat is covered with grass with specific spots on who smallmouth will hold.
“There’s a lot of sandy spots in the grass, and that’s where fish will be,” Doucette said. “They’ll be right in the middle of those sandy spots.”
The catch pushes Yelas’ bag to an estimated 19 pounds, enough to push him into third place in BASSTrakk.
But he’s only 1-pound behind leader Clark Wendlandt.