As you’d expect, Kevin Hawk jumped to the top of the standings after taking the lead in the tournament and after previous leader Clifford Pirch struggled and ended the day tied for 64th.
Kevin Hawk posted a Day 1 weight of 16 pounds, 7 ounces to claim the top spot in the Southern Open #3
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Jigheads and wide gap hooks have long been the standards for rigging swimbaits, but the ubiquity of these lures has caused bass to become more wary of swimbait presentations.
The Opens consist of nine events — three tournaments each in three divisions (Southern, Northern and Central) — in nine different states, covering rivers, natural lakes and man-made reservoirs.
After a grueling four days, Martens hoists the All-Star trophy high.
Trip Weldon was just in the Media Center when his phone rang. “Hello Edwin,” he said.
With the 3 1/2-pounder Aaron Martens just landed, he definitely has the lead.
The finals here at Toyota Trucks All-Star Week present an entirely different tournament than we’ve seen so far in Illinois.
Yesterday, Edwin Evers told me he wasn’t going back to the upper end of Lake Decatur today because he didn’t think he could get in there and back with falling water levels.