If you haven’t glanced at BASSTrakk recently, you may be surprised to know that Ott DeFoe and Edwin Evers are first and second (very unofficially) in the standings. Wow! I’m not surprised that they’re there — after all, they are two of the best in the business — but what are the odds that the top two anglers in last year’s All-Star competition are back this year to defend their status and then grab the top spots right away?
If BASSTrakk is right, the only angler not on the board is Randy Howell, who ironically told Brent Chapman earlier today that he had four keepers early.
DeFoe and Evers are each one shy of a limit, so they’ll be doing all they can to catch that fifth bass. After that, though, they each might rest their best areas in the hopes they’ll recharge and produce more bass tomorrow. And if those areas are small, I wouldn’t be surprised to see the two just sit on them and not fish, but keep other competitors away. They knew it would be tough today, and they’re well on their way to the semifinals unless several other all stars can make a jump.