Photo by Bassmaster Marshal John Scipione
Casey Scanlon has five smallmouth in the boat and he is looking to upgrade. Photo by Bassmaster Marshal Kate Owczarzk
Looks to be a little more than a 2-pounder. Photo by Bassmaster Marshal David Doyle
Matt Herren lands his first fish of the day, he says, "He isn't a giant but it will do for now." Update by Bassmaster Marshal Terry Pike
Russ Lane started Day 2 in seventh place and he stopped near Bobby Lane for a moment before heading to another spot. Bobby Lane has two keepers with one being a 3-pounder.
As you can see from the accompanying video, the wind is blowing right down the chute that is the St. Lawrence River, at an estimated 10 to 15 miles-per-hour, although everyone on the water today says it feels more like 25 mph. The anglers wanted some wind today, as wind and sunshine make for ideal smallmouth bass fishing conditions. But this is a lesson in "be careful what you wish for." It's hard to catch anything when it's an adventure to remain standing in your boat.
I'm following Bernie Schultz on Day 2. He's about an hour from takeoff and has one fish for 4 pounds.
This is a make-or-break day for the AOY fortunes of Dean Rojas, Justin Lucas and Greg Vinson, especially Lucas and Vinson. After Day 1, Rojas was 49th, Lucas 84th and Vinson 98th. Rojas has been flirting with disaster on Day 1 a couple of times this season, but he's managed to pull it out.