'They're not biting this morning'

Here on Championship Sunday Steve Bowman, Derek Hudnall and I are covering Chad Pipkens. The Michigan Elite begins the day in 9th place with 45-14. We’re following Pipkens because we heard stories that he is really on em. Particularly early. He’s fishing a little saddle between the bank and an island, not far from the dam.

When we arrive two local anglers were fishing his spot. Pipkens politely talked to them and they departed. But they may have stired up the fish, or caught them. After 25 minutes Pipkens told us, “They’re not biting this morning.” Then he headed around the corner. As you’ll see in the photo, it’s foggy this morning, with sprinkles and 60 degrees.