See how Chris Zaldain spent Day 2 on the Sacramento River.
With about 30 minutes of fishing time remaining, Skeet Reese is doing all he can to get one of the big bass he's seeing to bite. He has caught four throwbacks in the last 30 minutes. They would keep but they wouldn't help him.
After a flurry of better quality fish just before 1 p.m. there is a lull in the action. Not much has happened in the last 20 minutes or so after at least five fish over 5 pounds were caught. Anglers focus on maximizing those windows of opportunity and while some time it perfect all day, others catch get the timing right at all.
Ish Monroe was a good pick to win this tournament before it began. But if you talked to him after the Day 1 weigh-in, when he had the 7th-place total of 22-2, you would have liked his chances even more. Ish said he's found "The Land of the Giants."
Aaron Martens seems to have boated an 8 pounder unofficially. After a slow day so far, Martens mentioned some bedding giants that he found and he just wanted to go and see if they would bite. The live show is done, but the cameras are still rolling for Martens and no doubt Ben Oliver got some good footage of Martens' big catch.
Ken Iyobe cashes in with a late day toad! Unofficially in the top 3. Photo by Bassmaster Marshal Logan Bell.