Battle of shallow vs deep.
By Thomas Allen
BASS PRESS RELEASE
With a rapidly approaching severe thunderstorm, the Bassmaster Elite Series anglers rushed through Friday's weigh-in to stay ahead of the potentially dangerous weather. Erie, Pa., angler and Bassmaster newcomer Dave Lefebre is the Day 2 leader after catching an impressive limit of bass that weighed 21 pounds, 3 ounces.
|Lefebre's not limited to one pattern. (Photo: BASS)|
Like most of the anglers, Lefebre had a difficult practice and was only able to isolate a single area that was producing the kind of fish he thought could carry him through to Championship Sunday at the Academy Sports + Outdoors Bassmaster Elite at Wheeler Lake.
Lefebre is competing during his first year as a Bassmaster Elite Series pro, but he is no rookie. He spent 13 years fishing the Fishing League Worldwide (FLW) tour, earning six wins and nearly $2 million in prize money.
"I knew I had more weight than yesterday, but I was pleasantly surprised to find I had caught better fish today than I had expected," Lefebre said, who weighed 18-12 on Thursday for a combined two-day total of 39-15. "I feel like I could have weighed even more yesterday and today if I executed better. I've been leaving that area after I have a good limit hoping to keep some fresh bass for the next day."