Jonathan Carter reaches for a fish. The first angler from Maine to fish a Classic is now in second place.
In the first Classic appearance ever by an angler from Maine, Jonathan Carter is doing the Pine Tree State proud. His entry leaves Alaska, Hawaii, North Dakota and Wyoming as the only states never to have a representative in the Classic.
As of the latest BASSTrakk standings, Carter has jumped up into second place with an even 16 pounds. He’s only 1-8 back of leader Mike Iaconelli.
Carter has more than three times as much weight as he caught in his only other B.A.S.S. event, the 2009 Northern Open on Chesapeake Bay. He totaled 4-9 and finished 104th. He has no earnings.
Just making the Classic comes with a $10,000 paycheck, and he could increase that significantly if he keeps this up.