Alpha and Omega

The small side channel Gerald Swindle is fishing has been a bit busy at times this morning, but nobody is crowding the AOY leader. Across the creek, however, Oklahoma angler Jay Brainard just boated what we estimate to be a 5-pound largemouth off a point.

Brainard needs the pounds -- he's currently in last place in AOY points among active Elites. Put another way, the first and the last in the standings -- the alpha and omega -- are fishing within shouting distance of each other.