Lane on the board

Chris Lane started throwing one of his favorite topwater baits this morning, a Gambler Toad, and had a couple of blowups on it.


"It's too pretty a day not to throw it," he said of the overcast morning.


Then he put it down and went to work with the jig that has produced almost all his weight this week. Five minutes later he put his first bass in the boat, a 3-pounder.


"That's a good start," Lane  said.


It's startling when you think about it, but if Lane were to repeat his 31-pound bag of yesterday, that 3-pounder will be just another culled fish.