Tommy Biffle reaches for another catch. Photo by Jeff Mason
Tommy Biffle, in 10th place on Day Four, now has five fish in his livewell.
After dropping off TV film, I found Chapman on the same spot was Kennedy was. Chapman tried to idle through a set of big rocks and couldn't. Then he went downstream for a bit and put his boat on full plane and went over the gap safely.
These back-to-back weeks with the Bassmasters can be hard on a man left to his devices — emphasis on "vices." Pickled eggs and pork rinds — ain't livin' long like this.
To apply Ken's Comeback Formula (KCF) to the tournament today, we start with the leader's weight going into the final round. Brent Chapman is in first place with 59 pounds, 4 ounces. On Day 1, Kelly Jordon caught the biggest bass weighed in so far. It was 6 pounds, 4 ounces. When you subtract 6-4 from 59-4, you get 53-0. Everyone with that weight or better going into the finals has a chance to win. For anyone outside that range, I stand by my earlier statement: It would take a miracle.
Brent Chapman just made a liar out of himself. After attempting to go up, Chapman said he wasn't going above Corn Creek Shoals after seeing what happened to David Walker.
Elias holds on to this keeper and upgrades. He has upgraded three times in the last 20 minutes. Photo by Jimmy Murphy
Paul Elias reaches for his fish, hoping it's a keeper. Photo by Jimmy Murphy
None of the anticipated anglers have shown up at Moccasin Gap.
Paul Elias barreling a 2 3/4-pounder for a good upgrade. Photo by Jimmy Murphy