Benton surges to an early lead

Headlined by a 6-pound, 7-ounce bass, Drew Benton has surged into the early lead. He's got 16 pounds, 14 ounces, with only four fish on his scorecard. The others weigh 3-13, 3-12 and 2-13.

Benton made a charge from 22nd place on Day 1 (13-15) to 5th place yesterday with 16-13. Benton has already topped that total today - early.