More big smallmouth -- one even up to 6 pounds -- crossed the stage at the Eastern Divisional.
Doug Brownridge followed up his massive 24-pound, 5-ounce bag on Day 1 of the 2014 Old Milwaukee B.A.S.S. Nation Eastern Divisional with one that weighed 24-2, extending his lead in the tournament on the St. Lawrence River to nearly 6 pounds.
Day 2 has been less productive for many competitors, but one -- Doug Brownridge -- is catching 'em just as well as he did when he led on Day 1.
Doug Brownridge has them again today. "I've got 21, easy," said the Day 1 leader. "Now I'm just putting my co-angler on some fish." "Yeah, now it's all about me," said Michael McNamara with a smile. "He's got 21 and I've got nothing!" "Don't listen to him," said Brownridge. "He's got a stud -- 5 1/2 pounds at least." The pair are excitedly hopping from one spot to another now having a good time.
Randy Lamanche of New York had 19 pounds this time yesterday. Today, he's got nothing. "Zip, zero," said Lamanche. "It's a terrible day." In the same spot where he caught his weight yesterday, he and his co-angler only caught one. Eloy Fernandez Jofre of the Spain team caught that one, so he'll for sure have a reason to walk across the stage today. Lamanche thought the wind today would help, but so far it hasn't. There's plenty of time left.
What a spectacular drive right through the heart of the Adirondacks at maybe the best time of year…Autumn…just as the leaves are starting to turn. Took this photo about half way to Waddington, NY…a postcard scene from Long Lake in the Adirondacks.
Chris O'Brien of New York and Steve Conde of Rhode Island have three in the boat, two of which they just caught right here. It's not enough yet, they say, but they still have several hours left.
John Lamour of Ontario and Peter Knight of New York have been in the right spots, apparently. "We've seen some good ones," said Lamour, "but we can't make them bite." Lamour has two 4-pounders in the boat. Knight doesn't have any yet.
Ricky Turczak of Massachusetts and Bill Kuslaka of New Hampshire have three fish in the boat. "It's not much," said Turczak.
Maine's Junior boat captain Dave Reiss showing some love on his team Daniel Rodgers and Alex Williamson just before blastoff.