Brent Chapman already has three bass in the boat, according to BASSTrakk. The 49 anglers left after the two-day cut got a 30-minute earlier start today, in order to allow time to get to the Syracuse New York State Fair weigh-in site at 4 p.m., and Chapman is taking advantage of it. After seeing the disasters and near-disasters of yesterday, Chapman must be feeling good now, with 6 pounds, 14 ounces so far.
Host of "The Bassmasters" is with the AOY leader today.
What a difference a day makes. Yesterday was slick. Today, Oneida Lake is roiled with 2-footers. James Overstreet and I are hunting for Randy Howell, and he's not where he said he'd be. That's understandable. Howell was looking for signs of schooling bass in the middle of the lake. You couldn't see schoolers in these conditions even if the bass could find shad to chase. If the wind continues today, everything will change.
Currently in third place, Rook has three in the livewell.