Take a look at the Top 12 Elites here on Lake Dardanelle this week.
Reese just caught another small keeper. This time on a buzzbait. He says he has 2 little ones and a big one. -- Hunter Baughman
As we make our first stop of the morning Skeet Reese is cranking a riprap bank and immediately boats a small keeper. It's cloudy and spitting rain with hardly no wind. Should be great conditions to start the morning. -- Hunter Baughman
Greg Hackney last led the AOY standings in April of 2006. If he wins this tournament, he will lead the AOY race going into the next event. If he falls to second place, he will be tied with Mark Davis. If he falls to third or worse, Davis will lead AOY. No matter what happens today, Aaron Martens will trail by no more than 23 points — that's 36 points closer than he was at this time last year when he won the title.
It's unrealistic to think everyone in the finals has a legitimate chance to win the tournament. The numbers will tell you that's not true. The best tool there is for determining who's within striking distance of taking home a trophy is what I call "Ken's Comeback Rule" (I came up with it, so I got to name it). It works like this: If you're fishing a three- or four-day (or longer) tournament with a five bass daily creel limit and you trail by more than the weight of what is likely to be the tournament's biggest bass, you're out of it.
Hackney leads Clunn by 13 ounces going into what should be a hot contest in cool weather.
Greg Hackney might be left with too many choices for Sunday’s final round.