Casey Ashley started the day in second place, 3-12 behind Jamie Hartman. But he slipped down the standings through most of the morning. He started a move back up with a 3-pounder at 12:54, which gave him a limit weighing 12-8. None of this is surprising. Ashley rallied in the afternoon yesterday as well.
"My fish seem to bite better later in the day," he said Saturday
. "The fish I'm catching that are feeding on shad are around timber. I don't know what the big ones are doing during the morning, but later in the day they'll get down on the wood where you can catch 'em.
"But it's not a one cast deal. They're scattered out. They're on trees that have fallen over and stumps. It's a grind, but there are a lot of good ones there. You can catch 20 pounds there, but everything has got to go right."