Brandon Card, for obvious reasons, calls his best spot 'The Hammer Hole." Yesterday, the bulk of his limit weighing 28 pounds, 1 ounce came from there.
The spot is ideal for the prevailing conditions. The sweet spot is a subtle point adjacent to multiple spawning pockets with a nearby creek channel. In other words, the point is the final staging area between the channel, where the fish are coming from, and the pockets where they make beds.
Card is rotating through baits very familiar to him. Those include a Yo-Zuri 3DB 110 Jerkbait Deep and the regular version. He is also using a 4-inch swimbait made by a friend.
"It just keeps reloading," he said. "Just when I think it'll dry up, they keep coming up