The AUM Team of Tom Frink and Jacob Nummy, as well as Auburn's Jordan Lee and Shane Powell neither have proof of up-to-date insurance policies. Per B.A.S.S. rules, all competitors must have the requisite coverages on hand before taking off. Both teams have relatives in Alabama working to find a copy.
Auburn's Jordan Lee and Shane Powell exemplify the day for a lot of anglers: running as many brush piles as possible. They stop, make a few drops with a drop shot rig, then move on to the next one. They've got five fish, but they'd like to cull three of them.
ULM's luck they counted on yesterday has seemingly run out. The pair hadn't broke off any fish until today, and they've lost four keepers. They only have one in the well at the moment. Barring a big-time rally, they stand to fall in the standings.
Just received word from cameraman Wes Miller that ULM has one small keeper so far.
The story of the day so far is centered around AUM's Tom Frink and Jacob Nummy. With several leaders struggling, AUM has found their stride, netting around 15 pounds this morning including their most recent addition, a 5 pounder. A sleeper after Day 1 with only 10 pounds or so, look for AUM to sneak into the top five on Day 2.
The home team has some enthusiastic fans out on the water with them.
Georgia Southern's Tanner Parker and Trent Palmer have competition for their spots. When the pair picks up and moves, a minute or so later a local moves in and begins fishing. It's wearing on the duo. They've got five fish for roughly 8 pounds at the moment.
Young Harris up to 4 now. Three small fish and the one huge spot they caught early this morning. Even with the 4-pound-plus spot though they still only have around 8 pounds. Catching a lot of fish but with every swing of the rod they come up short.
We just left Young Harris' Peeler and Rutherford with four fish for roughly 8 pounds. Earlier the pair said they needed the clouds to dissipate for their spotted bass bite to turn on, and they've got their wish. Frink and Nummy of AUM, however, are targeting big largemouth and were hoping the spots didn't cooperate today. It'll be interesting to see which species dominates come weigh-in.