Steve York, the Day 2 leader, and John Garrett the Carhartt Bassmaster College Series representative have been sharing water for most of this event, but today hasn't been nearly as prosperous as previous days.
Right now York has one smallmouth in the box and it certainly isn't the size he needs or wants. He didn't measure it, but it couldn't have been much bigger than the 12-inch size limit, possibly a 13-incher.
Meanwhile Garrett is still sitting on zero and he jumped off his only bite of the morning, which by his reaction was a good one when it jumped.
Both York and Garrett have mixed up their baits, but they seem to be catching more pickerel than bass at the moment. A jerkbait has paid big dividends this week, not only for these two but a good number of the field.
From the looks of it, it seemed that York threw around a jig on this offshore grass. Don't hold me to this, but I believe his two big largemouth that he caught came on the jig, at least that was the backstage mumblings I overheard.
Rain and an east wind greeted their area much sooner than it has the previous two days.