Bass Master Classic: Day 3
Sunday, February 20, 2011
New Orleans, La.
By Luigi De Rose
Day Three will bring many changes to the game. Here is a run down of what to expect today.
- Full day of fishing for everyone. A must for Chapman who is the only angler in the top 6 going to Venice.
- Classic field cut to only the top 25 anglers today.
- More boats (fans, media, TV crews) but less fishing pressure from other competitors. Respect is a huge factor on day 3.
- Fish are spawning or setting up to spawn. If a fishing area has clear water sight fishing can be done. Dean
Rojas explained his first two bass (both 4 pound each) yesterday were bed fish.
- Fish that are just setting up on the bed bite funny. Aaron Martens has a lot of trouble keeping fish hooked on Day 2.
Rojas said he had that problem on Day 1. (More on Rojas in later posts)
- Wind: might make fishing good but may muddy other areas making pin point casts to underwater targets difficult or
- Boat traffic might spook any bedding bass or muddy water reducing visibility. More boats = more trouble.
- STRESS! This is the Classic. It is not just a tournament. Everyone except Van Dam might crack. He might crack but no one
is betting on it. No One!