Matt Herren has had a tough morning but finally has one that's about two pounds in the box. Photo by Bassmaster Marshal Pete Marso
Of the 50 anglers on the water today, 35 have BassTrakk units due to the number of marshals at this event. Unofficially, Jacob Powroznik is the leader in this event with four fish for 17 pounds. The only angler with a limit early this morning is Alton Jones, who is just behind Powroznik. Jones' limit is in the 13- to 14-pound range.
This will be the second year in a row that Angler of the Year will be determined in Michigan. Last year Aaron Martens entered the Elite Series season finale on Lake St. Clair in second place and passed Edwin Evers to win. Once again Martens is second going into the finals, this time chasing Greg Hackney.
Chris Zaldain has company. Two keepers in the boat so far. Bassmaster Marshal Steve Nooyen
Anglers take to the chilly Michigan waters in search of glory.
Chris Zaldain in Big Bay. A 30-minute ride and he landed a quick first 2 1/2-pound keeper. Bassmaster Marshal Steve Nooyen
Aaron Martens said Wednesday that he couldn't make up his mind about where he was going to start fishing this morning.
Nice 4 1/2-pound keeper for Brian Snowden.