Blaylock with three

Stetson Blaylock has three bass in his livewell now, and all are pretty small. But every ounce is critical during a tough tournament, especially with the Toyota Bassmaster Angler of the Year title up for grabs.

He knows what’s on the line, and only surviving the final regular-season event won’t be enough.

He needs to win it.

With Canterbury having a difficult tournament, the door may be wide open for Blaylock to swoop in and win it. It’s a very tight race.

If I were better at math, I’d crunch some numbers to find out exactly what needs to happen for any of the top four or five in AOY standings to win. But since I’m a writer and not a math guy, I’ll save myself the embarrassment.

Just know we’re in for an exciting few days of fishing.