Rookie Jay Brainard is the first angler we found this morning on Bull Shoals. He started the day in 85th place after only catching 8-11 on Norfork yesterday.
He has one keeper in the boat so far, but he said this place has big potential to get him a good bag and possibly bolster him into Day 3. 85th may sound bad, but he is within three pounds of the top 35. Fifty spots are separated by just three pounds so it's anyone's game today.
This area needs a little wind he believes and he told us he caught a couple smallmouth over three pounds in this area so over 15 pounds today is doable for this rookie.