Benton struggling with kidney stone

We learned last night Drew Benton is struggling with a kidney stone issue. He considered not fishing today, but soldiered on and has caught four fish today. If those four fish total up to 8 pounds that would put him in the top 25 at this point today. Benton told us he’s struggling. “The bad part is I didn’t get any sleep last night,” he said. Taking a sick day is an option most Elite anglers try really, really hard to avoid. Doing so during a tournament means lost points in the Toyota Angler of the Year race, and could impact his chance of make the GEICO Bassmaster Classic. Benton is my nomination for the Ironman Award this week.

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