Vinson boats first fish

Greg Vinson put his first fish in the boat at 9:04 a.m. It's not much to look at, but it's a keeper. He had just moved to his primary area and hauled it in on the chartreuse and white spinnerbait. He was using a steady, medium retrieve, and pulled the fish out of a patch of pad stems in the middle of the pocket.


The pocket sets up like this: It's circular, for the most part, about 150 yards in diameter. There's a small island on the southern part of the hole, and the bank runs on the northern stretch. There are two ridges bisecting the hole with a ditch of deeper water (4 feet) in between the higher ridges. Along with pad stems, there are numerous stumps, the hole is rimmed by hyacinth and there's also some submergent vegetation, mainly hydrilla, according to one of the camera boat operators.

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