KISSIMMEE, Fla. — The best of what the Elite Series anglers had to say on Day Two of the Sunshine Showdown presented by Allstate Boat Insurance.
"The pressure I was looking at was that if I didn't catch them, I don't come back."
— Marty Stone, explaining his situation after weighing in only 3 pounds, 4 ounces over two days
"There are plenty of fish in my area — both me and my partner have caught limits both days."
— Glenn DeLong, who sits in fourth place
"I'm catching big fish, I'm just not catching enough fish."
— Jon Bondy
"I'm so glad this season is over. This is the worst season I've ever had."
— Lee Bailey, who finished in 80th and was in 76th in AOY points coming in
"Today was the most important day of the year and luckily, I didn't let any of them go." — Matt Sphar, who all but secured his place in the 2008 Classic
"I enjoy fishing, but it is getting hard."
— Rick Clunn, talking about the mental strain of fishing the BASS Elite Series
"I don't think I caught a two pounder all week in practice, so today made up for that."
— Brent Chapman, after taking the lead with an 18-pound, 12-ounce bag
"It's harder to catch the second time."
— Kevin VanDam, after watching his co-angler have trouble getting his only bass out of the livewell to weigh-in.