Ashley draws spectators

Today's frigid conditions aren't keeping spectator boats at home. There's a surprising number of them out here, and local favorite Casey Ashley from nearby Donalds, S.C., may have the lion's share. I count 15 spectators around Ashley at the moment.

 

And Ashley is giving them something to cheer. He's caught two keepers in the five minutes we've been observing. The second one had some shoulders. We're a good distance from him, so it's hard to provide a precise weight estimate, but it was big enough that he stuck his hand in the water to boat the fish.

 

As I was typing this, he boated a third fish. Updates soon with more about this hot spot.