The way bass move in this vast Mississippi River system, what you catch in a place one day may be gone the next. That's the only thing Aaron Martens was worried about yesterday, after he found this spot that was so good he laid off it after 9 a.m.
He caught another eight bass after he had his weight for the day, and none of them had hook marks in their mouths, so he assumed they were "fresh fish" – bass that were replenishing this area.
It appears none of the fish left overnight. We now understand Martens caught a 2-pounder on his first cast today, before the 4 1/2-pounder. And he just landed a 2 1/2-pounder, which should give him about 9 pounds now.