Saturday, February 19, 2011

Bass Master Classic 2011 Day 2: What to Expect

Bass Master Classic: Day 2
Saturday,  February 19, 2011
Louisiana Delta
New Orleans, La.
By Luigi De Rose

12:21pm Central time

With all the anticipation of the start of Day 2, anglers and fans had to wait for almost 3 full hours before the fog dissipated. Having another fog delay kept the rumor mill spinning as anglers were bring interviewed by media and fans. How many would drive down south? Is there enough time to be worth the drive? Who was fishing close? Who was changing locations? The most critical questions of all was how will Martens, Rook and Van Dam managed their honey hole on Day 2?  Day 1 had these three fishing boat to boat to boat all capitalizing on the rich waters of Cataouatche. Other anglers are near by such as Derek Remitz who has 12-15 on the first day. 

Martens boat one in front of Van Dam on Day 1
Photo: James Overstreet (BASS)
During morning interviews with, Scott Rook explained that out of the trio, he was the slowest at filling out his 19 pound limit. He also alluded to using only one bait and needed to change colours periodically to keep the fishing hot. This spawning flat which is dotted with stumps is used as a transition zone for pre-spawners and spawners. If the weather continues to warm, more bass might inhabit this area or even continue on to shallower adjacent banks to spawn. Again, weather, boat traffic and fishing pressure will be a huge factor in everyone's success.

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