Brent Chapman is probably one bass away from, as he said yesterday, "a life-changing event," which is the AOY title. But Chapman has been stuck on a total of four fish for several hours now. And you can't help but recall something else he said yesterday: "I culled my sixth fish [of the day] at 10 o'clock and I never caught another fish. That's got me a little nervous."
No one can imagine the pressure that Chapman will be under for the rest of the day.
He doesn't have to make the Top 12 cut to win the AOY title. But he'll clinch it if he does. Then he could just go out on Oneida Sunday and never make a cast – just sit in his boat and smile.
But he probably needs at least one more bass to get there.