Saturday, April 16, 2016

2016 Walmart FLW Beaver Lake Day 2: Darrel Robertson Leads with 31-02lbs!

Jeff Gustafson Grabs 10th!
The Beaver Lake lead shuffle has begun. Day two of the Walmart FLW Tour event presented by Jack Link’s saw leaders from day one slide back and those with big limits made a run up the outside to take their positions. Similar to Daytona in NASCAR, the lead always changes often at the Beaver Lake FLW Tour event.
Robertson just 1 ounce ahead of tight field. (Photo: FLW)
Day two dawned windless with sunny skies, but by mid-morning it had turned overcast with a little breeze.
As the saying goes, Beaver Lake is all about getting the big bite and how true it is. For the second day in a row, he who had the big fish of the day is leading the tournament.
Yesterday, JT Kenney caught a 6-pound, 10-ounce bass to anchor his leading weight. Today, Darrel Robertson caught a 5-pound, 8-ounce largemouth – the big bass on day two – and it loaded down a limit weighing 16 pounds, 4 ounces to propel Robertson to the lead; his two-day total now stands at 31 pounds, 2 ounces.

Robertson recently finished 6th at Lake Hartwell throwing a wacky rig while trolling down the bank looking for beds. This week, Robertson has picked up right where he left off at Hartwell – literally picking up a wacky rig and throwing it while trolling down the banks looking for beds.
“Yeah, I’m pretty much fishing the same way I did at Hartwell,” Robertson confirms. “I’m doing a little something different to my bait, but it’s pretty much the same deal: casting it around while I look for beds. If I see a good one on bed, I’ll whirl around and fish for it and I caught a few that way, too. The two biggest ones came on the wacky-rig, though.”
Robertson leads by just an ounce and behind him the field is tight with just 2 pounds, 10 ounces separating the top five going into day three.
Top 10 pros
1. Darrel Robertson – Jay, Okla. – 31-2 (10)
2. Quaker State pro Scott Canterbury – Springville, Ala. – 31-1 (10)
3. Quaker State pro Jimmy Houston – Cookson, Okla. – 30-0 (10)
4. Quaker State pro Matt Arey – Shelby, N.C. – 29-14 (10)
5. Keystone Light pro Jeff Sprague – Point, Texas – 28-8 (10)
6. Bryan Schmitt – Deale, Md. – 28-5 (10)
7. Kurt Mitchell – Milford, Del. – 27-15 (10)
8. JT Kenney – Palm Bay, Fla. – 27-11 (10)
9. Stetson Blaylock – Benton, Ark. – 27-11 (10)

10. Jeff Gustafson – Keewatin, On. – 27-11 (10)

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