Scenes from the water of the Big Bend

Check out scenes from Day 2 on the water at Toledo Bend with the Elite anglers.

Early on, Greg Vinson found a wad of fish, but they were all peanuts.
Photo: David Hunter Jones - Early on, Greg Vinson found a wad of fish, but they were all peanuts.
Overcast skies met the 106-angler field on Day 2.
Photo: David Hunter Jones - Overcast skies met the 106-angler field on Day 2.
Aboard Ott DeFoe's Nitro Z9 we find a Berkley Power Hawg ready to be pitched into the hay grass along the bank.
Photo: David Hunter Jones - Aboard Ott DeFoe's Nitro Z9 we find a Berkley Power Hawg ready to be pitched into the hay grass along the bank.
Ott also kept a Berkley Havoc Pit Boss handy.
Photo: David Hunter Jones - Ott also kept a Berkley Havoc Pit Boss handy.
Though he goes by Ott, DeFoe's given name is Arthur.
Photo: David Hunter Jones - Though he goes by Ott, DeFoe's given name is Arthur.
Isn't that sweet?
Photo: David Hunter Jones - Isn't that sweet?
DeFoe makes a cast with a walking topwater bait.
Photo: David Hunter Jones - DeFoe makes a cast with a walking topwater bait.
There's plenty of space in this Nitro.
Photo: David Hunter Jones - There's plenty of space in this Nitro.
Here's DeFoe's bow setup: Humminbird's 360 Vision (left) with a chart and side imaging on the right graph.
Photo: David Hunter Jones - Here's DeFoe's bow setup: Humminbird's 360 Vision (left) with a chart and side imaging on the right graph.
Nearby, Arkansas pro Stephen Browning puts the screws to a bass.
Photo: David Hunter Jones - Nearby, Arkansas pro Stephen Browning puts the screws to a bass.
It fell for a Carolina rigged Fluke.
Photo: David Hunter Jones - It fell for a Carolina rigged Fluke.
But, it wasn't the class of fish he was after.
Photo: David Hunter Jones - But, it wasn't the class of fish he was after.
He works the rig through some grass.
Photo: David Hunter Jones - He works the rig through some grass.
There was a chop on the slightly dingy water, but Browning's WileyX shades cut right through the glare. Plus, if that tungsten Carolina rig sinker ever comes his way rather expeditiously, it won't get past those lenses. That's experience talking.
Photo: David Hunter Jones - There was a chop on the slightly dingy water, but Browning's WileyX shades cut right through the glare. Plus, if that tungsten Carolina rig sinker ever comes his way rather expeditiously, it won't get past those lenses. That's experience talking.
Browning sets the hook on another fish!
Photo: David Hunter Jones - Browning sets the hook on another fish!
This is a hookset that no fish wants to be on the business end of...
Photo: David Hunter Jones - This is a hookset that no fish wants to be on the business end of...
...unfortunately for this short fish, it got hammered.
Photo: David Hunter Jones - ...unfortunately for this short fish, it got hammered.
Browning lays into another fish! Wait, it was a limb bream. He gave it the piledriver nonetheless. Hooksets are free though, right?
Photo: David Hunter Jones - Browning lays into another fish! Wait, it was a limb bream. He gave it the piledriver nonetheless. Hooksets are free though, right?
Jacob Powroznik trolled about looking for bedding bass.
Photo: David Hunter Jones - Jacob Powroznik trolled about looking for bedding bass.
Chad Pipkens set down next to Powroznik, but both knew that the other had fished there on Day 1, so they chatted for a bit.
Photo: David Hunter Jones - Chad Pipkens set down next to Powroznik, but both knew that the other had fished there on Day 1, so they chatted for a bit.
Pipkens slaps some grass off of his bait.
Photo: David Hunter Jones - Pipkens slaps some grass off of his bait.
Aaron Martens gets another Fluke to rig on his Scrounger.
Photo: David Hunter Jones - Aaron Martens gets another Fluke to rig on his Scrounger.
If he doesn't use a Fluke, he uses a Bass Assassin jerkbait. Interestingly, the head is tin, not lead.
Photo: David Hunter Jones - If he doesn't use a Fluke, he uses a Bass Assassin jerkbait. Interestingly, the head is tin, not lead. "You can put a bigger bill on the tin ones. If you put a big bill on a small lead head, it doesn't run right," he says. Now you know.
Here's a broad look at Martens' Phoenix 921.
Photo: David Hunter Jones - Here's a broad look at Martens' Phoenix 921.
Martens works his Scrounger through some grass.
Photo: David Hunter Jones - Martens works his Scrounger through some grass.
Hank Cherry always throws a jerkbait with one hand.
Photo: David Hunter Jones - Hank Cherry always throws a jerkbait with one hand.
Photo: David Hunter Jones - "I can throw it farther this way," he says. There's truth to that: with 17-pound test, he was throwing his jerkbait every bit of 40 yards.
Cherry hooks up, but it came unbuttoned.
Photo: David Hunter Jones - Cherry hooks up, but it came unbuttoned.
Randy Howell uses the fame of his trolling motor to get a better view of he fish he's trying to catch.
Photo: David Hunter Jones - Randy Howell uses the fame of his trolling motor to get a better view of he fish he's trying to catch.