|Jason Christine using a noisy prop bait |
on Day 2
(Photos: Rob Newell FLW)
Jason Christine contiued to do well. He sits in first. Jason is a methodicial shallow water angler. He is also on a hot streak this year with two FLW wins. Remember he fished one stretch of bank for four days straight to win on Lake Hartwell. If he needs to work these shallow bass over he will.
|Scott Martin nets another for co-angler Jeffery Cummings |
who's Day 2 creel topped out at
Randall Tharp, in 3rd, had a terrible Day 1 missing 7 big bass. He only brought 13-01 today, but he has the correct location. If his fish decide to bite, he might have a 20 pound plus bag and a Forrest L.Wood Cup for his effort. He has fished very well all year but has always come up short. This tournament might be his redemption. Andy Morgan is always deadly. Today, he brought the largest bag of bass out of anyone in the top 10. If he can continue this pace, he will move way up. Possiblily right to the centre of the stage with a huge silver cup over his head.
Larry Nixon did very poorly. He is a local boy and a deep water specialist. The stars didn't align for him. He, along with many others, were shocked at how poorly the deeper fish bit. His Day 2 total was 2 fish for 4 pounds. Jay Yelas only landed 2 fish, they were two good ones for 7 pounds, but a huge difference from 17 pounds on Day 1. Local angler, Rob Kilby had 12-08 yesterday. He only landed one bass for 2-12 today, which resulted in him falling right out of the race. His local knowledge didn't help him at this year's Cup, too bad it could have been a great hometown win.
Place/ Name/ Day 1 (# of fish)/ Day 2 (#of fish)/ Total
1 CHRISTIE, JASON 18-01 (5) 13-06 (5) 31-07
2 MARTIN, SCOTT 19-02 (5) 11-09 (5) 30-11
3 THARP, RANDALL 16-00 (5) 13-01 (5) 29-01
4 MORGAN, ANDY 9-12 (4) 18-15 (5) 28-11
5 MEYER, CODY 14-02 (5) 13-01 (5) 27-03
6 ROSE, MARK 14-09 (5) 12-08 (5) 27-01
7 EHRLER, BRENT 11-11 (5) 15-04 (5) 26-15
8 MONTGOMERY, ANDY 12-05 (5) 14-08 (5) 26-13
9 WHEELER, JACOB 14-10 (5) 12-02 (5) 26-12
10 COULTER, BRANDON 18-00 (5) 8-00 (5) 26-00