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'Follow that boat!'

'Follow that boat!'

By Phillip Lawless

We had found Takahiro Omori but realized another photographer/blogger had already staked his claim. Let the record show Thomas Allen and I are not poachers, but we did watch Tak reel in one upgrade...

Bird rescue

Bird rescue

By Phillip Lawless

After we saw Brent Ehrler stop fishing, move his boat in and crawl over towards the bank, we had to float over and ask...what happened?Ends up Ehrler saw a baby bird fall in the water, so he got...

We found three Elites

We found three Elites

By Phillip Lawless

The gallery has been sent, and we've followed a few anglers into an offshoot on Wheeler Lake.We see Dennis Tietje, Marty Robinson and an angler we haven't identified yet fishing in near proximity...

Just a floatin'

Just a floatin'

By Phillip Lawless

While Steve Bowman works up his morning gallery, we've been floating and idling around Wheeler Lake.We've only seen a few anglers in our area. Morizo Shimizu stopped for a bit, but then left just...

Klein vs. Crews

Klein vs. Crews

By Phillip Lawless

While Gary Klein has a strong limit and feels he's finished for the day, John Crews just left our area and was still on the hunt for more weight.It shows how two of the best anglers on Day 1 are...

Crews has arrived

Crews has arrived

By Phillip Lawless

John Crews moved into a spot close to where we were following Klein. Crews said it's been kind of a crazy morning. "Every time I make a move it seems like I catch a decent one."We asked how much...

Catching up with Klein

Catching up with Klein

By Phillip Lawless

We've found Gary Klein, an angler that has surged into the Top 5 this morning on Wheeler Lake. He's found a nice stretch of shoreline populated with brush and limbs, and he's slowly casting his...

Fishing his brains out

Fishing his brains out

By Phillip Lawless

We just spoke with Gary Klein, and he said, "I've been fishing my brains out!"Steve Bowman said at this time on Day 1, Klein's fishing day is effectively over. With the weight he already has in his...

A hook up

A hook up

By Phillip Lawless

Marty Robinson hooked a smallmouth near the shore as we watched, but it was under the 15-inch smallie limit on Wheeler Lake.Now he's moving away from the industrial shoreline to a more traditional...

Here's the party

Here's the party

By Phillip Lawless

We found Marty 'The Party' Robinson fishing behind a barge. He appeared to be targeting a small area between the barge and the shore. Next he moved around the side of the barge and fished its...

Out of the pocket

Out of the pocket

By Phillip Lawless

Justin Lucas moved slowly by us as he left the pocket, and he confirmed he has a Day 1 limit.Based on BASSTrakk, we figure he had four going in the pocket, so we're guessing he landed one keeper in...

A popular spot

A popular spot

By Phillip Lawless

We moved back into a small pocket and found two Elites fishing and one joined soon after. Justin Lucas and Casey Scanlon and Yusuke Miyazaki are all fishing a set of piers in the area.

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