McDade is unexpectedly quiet this morning.There are just a few observer boats and the pros who we expected: Randy Howell, Mike Iaconelli, Ott DeFoe, Andrew Upshaw, Steve Kennedy, Aaron Martens, Fred Roumbanis and Dustin WIlks. Ott said that he's got a little swimmer so far, and we saw Upshaw boat a 1 1/2-pounder.
There's no wind to speak of, which may explain why Randy Howell isn't fishing his culvert; the current probably isn't there. Those in the upper part of McDade -- Martens and Ike -- are catching fish, though.
As soon as it warms up a few degrees, we expect the crowd to begin funneling in.