It’s hard not to think about what could have been for McClelland as he makes a Sunday charge. Rumor was that in practice he boated a “Falcon Lake like stringer,” and he was disappointed after 17-15 on Day One.
Then, inexplicably, he couldn’t catch 10 pounds on Saturday. He was in a large group of anglers that couldn’t put it together on Day Two, including Kevin VanDam. (VanDam is charging early today, too)
McClelland already has 16 pounds today, and is rising in the standings, but has no real shot at winning it all.
It reinforces the lesson that you can’t afford to have a real bad day in a three-day derby like the Classic. You can afford an average day, but you can’t have a bad day.