Missouri angler Mick Maples (pictured), who entered Day 2 in fourth place, was sidelined for about 32 minutes before launching this morning, due to an inoperable navigation light on the boat he drew to fish out of today. For safety reasons, B.A.S.S. rules do not allow a boat to launch if everything is not in working order.
Arkansas B.A.S.S. Nation State President Jim Alexander and Arkansas team alternate Randy McKee saved the day, bringing a light from a spare boat parked at their motel.
Maples and his Day 2 partner, Mississippi angler Bobby Foskey, were 16th in this morning's launch schedule, which would have had them up and running at about 6:16 a.m.