Zaldain swinging for the fence

Chris Zaldain this morning told me that he is "laying it on the line," and his choice of baits proves it.

Zaldain just scored with a largemouth weighing 5 pounds 6 ounces. He caught it on an 8-inch Megabass Magdraft swimbait, a rig that he often uses throughout the spawning cycle.

"There's a full moon, a largemouth spawn, a shad and bluegill spawn," he said. "What more could you ask for on Lake Fork?"

Not much, considering Zaldain is off to a good start. Wind works in his favor when using the swimbaits, including the other bait he showed me this morning when doing the to lures gallery. He described it as a Hog Father, made by Tater Hog of North Carolina.