Jonathon VanDam sighted

Farther west we come upon Jonathon VanDam, also fishing mid-river humps and also drop shotting. He has three in the box, including one that's pushing 4 pounds.


"It's kind of slow this morning," he says.


We're about 4 miles east of Chippewa Bay, Silver tells me.


JVD's concentration is intense. He looks like a statue perched on the bow of his boat. Silver estimates that JVD is fishing around 25 feet deep.


"The pros are probably targeting the edges of the humps where there's a current break," Silver says.