Evers just sacked a 2, maybe 2 1/4-pounder in dramatic fashion. He set the hook, muttered something about it being a good fish, then it led him clear around the boat, as spectators shouted encouragement. After circling the boat and dodging the two cameramen in his Nitro, Evers’ fish dove into a brushpile, surfaced, then began thrashing around violently. He grabbed the line and inched the boat closer as the fish fought for its freedom, but Evers managed to get a thumb in its mouth, which elicited whoops and hollers from everyone.
It was quite a scene!