Bobby Lane just landed one of the most important keepers of the entire year. Assuming that Lane is able to make it back to weigh-in with that keeper, he will have clinched a berth into the 2019 Bassmaster Classic via the Eastern Opens points system.
This one keeper will create opportunity for a couple of Bassmaster Elite Series pros as well. Keith Poche will now have a spot in the 2019 Classic via Elite Series AOY standings and Mike McClelland will have a spot in the Classic Bracket Competition.
You could sense an incredible amount of relief from Lane once that fish was in the box.