Lane goes with square bill, misses bite

Chris Lane just switched to a square-billed crankbait and almost immediately got a bite. The fish failed to hook up. The wind is howling now, probably the hardest it has been all week.


He's moving away from the downwind end of the pocket, where he keyed on windblown hyacinths. The other end isn't protected because it's so flat here. There's still plenty of cover to try. The water in this pond isn't dirty, but there's another one over a berm that looks gorgeous -- it is not accessible.