It appears he's off the bubble now. Bertrand caught a 5 1/2-pounder at 2:20 that gave him an estimated 23-0 today, which has him in 14th place. His place in the 2018 Classic should be secure now - finally.
"It's where I live, on the bubble," Bertrand said.
Josh Bertrand has been in the habit of living on the bubble for a Bassmaster Classic berth, and not just this year but every year in his Elite Series career. The 29-year-old Arizona angler made the Classic in 2014, missed in 2015, made it in 2016 and missed last year.He came into this AOY Championship on the Classic bubble with 36th-place points. He was still there - 36th place - based on the Day 2 standings.