Go out on the water with Greg Hackney as he takes the lead from John Crews on Day 2.
David Walker has got it going now with his 4th keeper a 4 pounder.
Greg Hackney has reluctantly released a 3-pound bass, which he could have used to cull his total up a half-pound or so. But after a careful examination, Hackney felt like he couldn't afford to keep it. The fish inhaled the bait so deep that it was hooked in the gills. Rather than keep it and take a chance on the fish going belly-up before the day is over, Hackney released it.
Another indication of the knuckleball that Lake Dardanelle often pitches to bass fishermen can be found in the two-day standings. The formula for estimating the Top 50 cut weight after Day 1 is to double the weight of 50th place and add or subtract two pounds. When the Elite Series began, it was usually subtract two pounds. But lately it's been add two pounds.
Photo taken by Bassmaster Elite Series Marshal Jason Deblock
Zell Rowland's Day 2 catch weighing 25-5 was easily the biggest in Dardanelle Elite history. Prior to that, the heaviest was 22-9 ... by John Crews just one day earlier.
John Crews falls to second on Day 2, but not by much.