Mid-Day, Afternoon Report – Drew Cook in Control

Looking for the afternoon delight on Pickwick Lake.

Story by Justin Brouillard | Photos by Tanner & Travis Lyons

As expected, Pickwick Lake is proving tough on the field as anglers grapple with challenging conditions and a lack of water flow. With only ten limits reported on the day and 16 bags over 10 pounds, hopes are high for an afternoon pickup in action.

According to the Weigh Live Tracker, angler Drew Cook is in the front of the pack with 20 pounds, with his last catch reported at 2:10 pm CST. Behind him, Dustin Perry, Isaac Peavyhouse, and John Branch are hanging around with over 17 pounds each. In fifth and sixth, Joey Bloom and Zack Birge are close behind with around 16 pounds.

The largest reported bass at this point comes from two-time NPFL Champion John Soukup, with a 6-pound catch. A total of 61 anglers have reported a catch, with local favorite and two-time NPFL Champion on Pickwick Lake, Brandon Perkins, finally recording his first keeper bass on Live Coverage just a little bit ago.

Staying Offshore

According to on-the-water photographers Tanner and Travis Lyons, the action has been consistently slow. With bluebird skies and scattered clouds, most anglers, as predicted, are offshore, with many fishing the same spots. The anglers remain optimistic about an afternoon bite.

The weigh-in this afternoon begins at 6:00 pm CST on TNPFL.com.

The Top Ten look like this:
Drew Cook 20-0
Dustin Perry 17-11
Isaac Peavyhouse 17-6
John Branch 17-3
Joey Bloom 16-7
Zack Birge 15-10
Jason Burroughs 14-6
Mike Quinlin 13-9
John Soukup 13-8
Matt Mollohan 13-6

Follow along on the Weigh Live Tracker for real-time unofficial updates from the water.

Check out the Morning Story and Launch Photo Gallery, here!