Checking in on Manning

I've caught up with Bentley Manning of Tennessee Tech. He's going for broke with shallow water largemouth, and so far he's only got one keeper in the box, but it's heavier than 3 pounds.

 

He's working docks in the backs of creeks. Despite his line passenger, his opponent Brett Preuett is after smaller spotted bass, so if Manning can snag another keeper or two of the same size, he might have a shot at advancing to the final tomorrow.