Sullivan locked into one pattern, one lure

Randy Sullivan plans to do today what countless other bass tournament anglers have done at Lake Guntersville - fish bridges. And he's going to do it with one lure - a Berkley Frittside 5 crankbait. It's been very, very good to him over the past three days. Sullivan had the second-biggest bag of 18-8 on Day 1, stumbled with 11-7 on Day 2 and rallied with the biggest bag of Day 3, 17-15. He starts the day in second place, only 1 pound, 2 ounces behind leader Wes Logan.

"The most classic Guntersville pattern ever," said the 28-year-old Breckenridge, Texas, angler. "It's all about that crankbait, sticking with it and grinding it out."

Sullivan caught some fish around boat docks the first day, but that's no longer an option. He plans to stick with cranking around Guntersville's bridges, working around the crowds there and hoping the bass bite with a little more enthusiasm than they did Friday.

"Every single fish that I caught was barely hooked," Sullivan said. "I've tried every variety, color, everything, but they'll bite one particular crankbait, and every single one is barely hooked. It's nerve-wracking."

There is one bad omen for Sullivan. He thought the wind helped him yesterday. It's not forecast to blow today.