Gerald Swindle finally breaking good ground.
Brandon Lester catches a big one on Day 2 at Lake Guntersville. Video by Bassmaster Marshal Eric Burden
After a few minutes watching Skeet we returned to Mike Iaconelli, just in time to watch him catch another big fish. Ike played him carefully into the boat and then launched into his trademark yell. Somewhere in the midst of that he said it was a 6 pounder. That gives him about 20 pounds in the livewell with only 4 fish, and two of those are small. With plenty of time left in the day Ike is in a strong position.
Kelley Jaye has had one of those mornings that will drive any tournament fisherman crazy. He's still got only four keepers, and he's lost three fish that he estimates would have weighed 3.5, 6 and 7 pounds. He joked just a little bit ago that he hasn't had a single problem getting non-keepers into the boat.
Just after sending the last blog about no one has over 20 pounds so far today, two anglers prove me wrong and upgrade their bag. David Walker and Carl Jocumsen have both broken the 20 pound barrier in the last couple minutes. One thing that is interesting is that both are fishing on opposite ends of the lake from one another and it is working. Edwin Evers has since upgraded and he is nearing 20, as well as Alton Jones who is at 18+ right now.
One of the spectators told me that Ike caught about a 5-pounder right before I got there. Ike is now looking for number four.
BASSTrakk shows Mike Iaconelli and Skeet Reese in second and third place respectively. They also happen to be fishing right around the corner from each other. Both are are also fishing the same style, in shallow water, not too far from the bank.
Boyd Duckett searching for some big girls! About 11 pounds right now. Photo by Bassmaster Marshal Josh Freed