Pete Ponds with the tri-fecta of the days, and finally bringing it home to win a Bassmaster Classic.
"I'm really hoping I don't have to throw mine out," angler Gary Klein said, "but depending on the wind it could be one, two or even three."
Read as Elite Series pro Pete Ponds talks about finding and identifying bass migration routes and explains how a lot of different factors influence bass movements.
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Full field will attempt to make up ground on Oklahoma pro
Oklahoma pro takes an impressive lead on Day One at Guntersville
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After weights generally increased Friday from Day One, the forecasted cloudless skies and calm conditions were bound to put a premium on the early morning bite.
Cloud cover, steady winds and generally warming water temperatures no doubt boosted the field as a whole.