Browning and Vereen with 5

Beau Browning, son of Elite Series angler Stephen Browning, and his partner McCoy Vereen of Arkansas started the day in 8th place with 21-11. They were only 6 ounces from the Top 4 after Day 1 and with a good 5-fish limit they are sitting in good position.

They, too, are fishing shallow in the same area the Day 1 leaders and put 4 quick keepers in the boat as soon as I arrived. They have right at 15 pounds or so with two of those being 4 pounders. They've got two they want to get rid of at minimum if they want to get up to their Thursday weight of 21-11, but they are on their way.

This duo took the Junior National Championship title in 2016 and are in contention for the High School title this year.