Alton Jones said the water temperature had dropped to 53 degrees overnight in this area where he has been all day. Now it's up to 61.7 degrees. He's now moved past us again and is heading toward the far end of this hole. That rising water temperature has him encouraged that his second pass down there will be more productive than the first.
He is still fishing methodically -- picking this place apart -- but he's starting to swim a Yum Dinger a bit faster than he was earlier. He caught a fish right in front of us a few minutes ago; it didn't help him, but it illustrated the point he had just made. Jones saw the fish swirl before it actually took the bait.
He is planning to stay in here until about 2:30 p.m., then spend his last 30 minutes somewhere else.