Chapman leaves his hot spot

Brent Chapman finally had enough of not catching anything, and he did something about it.


"I hate to say it, but you should have been here yesterday," Chapman said to some local observers. Ten minutes later, he pulled up his trolling motor and made a move from the spot where he had been catching them one cast after another the last two days.


As he idled out, we asked if he was still seeing the fish on his graph.


"Not really," Chapman said. "I think they're gone."


Chapman ran less than five minutes, idled a couple of circles around a spot, then threw out a marker buoy. He caught small white bass on his first two casts. On his third cast he caught an unhealthy-looking bass, but it allowed him to cull a fish from his livewell that was barely 14 inches.


"That's got to be officially the sickest-looking bass I've ever seen, but I'll take it," he said.


Chapman said he now has 15 1/2 pounds for the day.

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