Pros on the water

We loop around Lake St Clair on Day 3 of the Plano Bassmaster Elite.

We head out on Lake St Clair to see who all we can find on Day 3 of the Plano Bassmaster Elite.
Photo: Shaye Baker - We head out on Lake St Clair to see who all we can find on Day 3 of the Plano Bassmaster Elite.
J Todd Tucker starts the day in 9th place.
Photo: Shaye Baker - J Todd Tucker starts the day in 9th place.
Tucker sends a cast out.
Photo: Shaye Baker - Tucker sends a cast out.
A look at all those who stand behind J Todd Tucker.
Photo: Shaye Baker - A look at all those who stand behind J Todd Tucker.
In the distance, Todd Faircloth starts the day in 6th.
Photo: Shaye Baker - In the distance, Todd Faircloth starts the day in 6th.
An unusually calm morning on Lake St. Clair.
Photo: Shaye Baker - An unusually calm morning on Lake St. Clair.
Just casting for Tucker for now.
Photo: Shaye Baker - Just casting for Tucker for now.
Randy Allen has already put one big one in the boat this morning.
Photo: Shaye Baker - Randy Allen has already put one big one in the boat this morning.
Allen started the day in 24th place.
Photo: Shaye Baker - Allen started the day in 24th place.
Getting that good one in the boat early has Allen in a good mood.
Photo: Shaye Baker - Getting that good one in the boat early has Allen in a good mood.
This area hasn't been very productive until around mid-morning.
Photo: Shaye Baker - This area hasn't been very productive until around mid-morning.
On Day 2 Allen caught 5 fish over 3-1/2 pounds in 8 casts when the bite turned on.
Photo: Shaye Baker - On Day 2 Allen caught 5 fish over 3-1/2 pounds in 8 casts when the bite turned on.
Hooked up.
Photo: Shaye Baker - Hooked up.
This may be a good one.
Photo: Shaye Baker - This may be a good one.
Allen battles on.
Photo: Shaye Baker - Allen battles on.
The fish leaves the water.
Photo: Shaye Baker - The fish leaves the water.
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Time to bring her in...
Photo: Shaye Baker - Time to bring her in...
but she's not quite ready.
Photo: Shaye Baker - but she's not quite ready.
Keeper number 4 goes in the box.
Photo: Shaye Baker - Keeper number 4 goes in the box.
Allen shows off a good one from earlier in the day.
Photo: Shaye Baker - Allen shows off a good one from earlier in the day.
We change locations and find a few new faces.
Photo: Shaye Baker - We change locations and find a few new faces.
Boy Duckett and Gary Klein Hard at work on St Clair.
Photo: Shaye Baker - Boy Duckett and Gary Klein Hard at work on St Clair.
We find a familiar face too in J Todd Tucker who has rotated holes.
Photo: Shaye Baker - We find a familiar face too in J Todd Tucker who has rotated holes.
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Tucker is getting bit...
Photo: Shaye Baker - Tucker is getting bit...
the size just isn't there.
Photo: Shaye Baker - the size just isn't there.
Tucker and Duckett both load up to make a cast.
Photo: Shaye Baker - Tucker and Duckett both load up to make a cast.
As Duckett passes by in the distance...
Photo: Shaye Baker - As Duckett passes by in the distance...
he hooks up.
Photo: Shaye Baker - he hooks up.
A solid keeper for Duckett.
Photo: Shaye Baker - A solid keeper for Duckett.
Another hook up.
Photo: Shaye Baker - Another hook up.
Unfortunately this one close to 4-pounds comes un-bottoned. Duckett is obviously dissatisfied.
Photo: Shaye Baker - Unfortunately this one close to 4-pounds comes un-bottoned. Duckett is obviously dissatisfied.
Klein continues to work in the distance.
Photo: Shaye Baker - Klein continues to work in the distance.
Duckett is having a hard time keeping the bait of his bait.
Photo: Shaye Baker - Duckett is having a hard time keeping the bait of his bait.
Tucker has seen enough.
Photo: Shaye Baker - Tucker has seen enough.
Duckett hooks up again.
Photo: Shaye Baker - Duckett hooks up again.
This one may be a little better.
Photo: Shaye Baker - This one may be a little better.
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Another
Photo: Shaye Baker - Another "rat" according to Duckett.
Back she goes.
Photo: Shaye Baker - Back she goes.
Duckett hooks up yet again.
Photo: Shaye Baker - Duckett hooks up yet again.
Unfortunately...
Photo: Shaye Baker - Unfortunately...
it's more of the same for Duckett.
Photo: Shaye Baker - it's more of the same for Duckett.
Another look at what's biting so much, perch.
Photo: Shaye Baker - Another look at what's biting so much, perch.
On nearly every cast, Duckett watches his rod tip bounce as the perch won't leave his bait alone.
Photo: Shaye Baker - On nearly every cast, Duckett watches his rod tip bounce as the perch won't leave his bait alone.
Time to switch things up a bit with the swimbait.
Photo: Shaye Baker - Time to switch things up a bit with the swimbait. "I don't get many bites on this, but when I do they go in the well."
Justin Lucas working hard in the distance.
Photo: Shaye Baker - Justin Lucas working hard in the distance.
On the run in we stumble on the guy leading the AOY race.
Photo: Shaye Baker - On the run in we stumble on the guy leading the AOY race.
Aaron Martens has a little company in his boat. Dave Mercer and Billy Chapman bringing LIVE updates from Aaron's boat.
Photo: Shaye Baker - Aaron Martens has a little company in his boat. Dave Mercer and Billy Chapman bringing LIVE updates from Aaron's boat.
The drop shot king.
Photo: Shaye Baker - The drop shot king.
Martens sends a cast out with around 18-pounds in the boat already.
Photo: Shaye Baker - Martens sends a cast out with around 18-pounds in the boat already.
Hooked up.
Photo: Shaye Baker - Hooked up.
Aaron be nimble...
Photo: Shaye Baker - Aaron be nimble...
Aaron be quick.
Photo: Shaye Baker - Aaron be quick.
As the fish nears the boat...
Photo: Shaye Baker - As the fish nears the boat...
Aaron gets his first look at it.
Photo: Shaye Baker - Aaron gets his first look at it.
Time to come aboard...
Photo: Shaye Baker - Time to come aboard...
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Mercer records a BASScam while Billy Chapman streams to the world through Bassmaster LIVE.
Photo: Shaye Baker - Mercer records a BASScam while Billy Chapman streams to the world through Bassmaster LIVE.
A solid fish that most would be happy to have, but this one won't help Aaron's bag.
Photo: Shaye Baker - A solid fish that most would be happy to have, but this one won't help Aaron's bag.
Time to break it all down.
Photo: Shaye Baker - Time to break it all down.