Adrian fills out their limit

At 10 a.m., Scott and Fernandes landed their fifth keeper of the day a few 100 yards from where they caught their third and fourth smallmouth of the day.

“We have one we need to get rid of, but we have four that are the right kind,” Fernandes said.

“One more like the one we just caught and we’ll be in good shape,” Scott added.

In celebration, one of their Adrian teammates jumped in the chilly St. Lawrence water.

Now they have all day to upgrade and maintain their spot at the top of the leaderboard.