Brandon Card seemed surprised with his 13th-place, 17-11 bag on Day 1. Card found a spot on the first day of practice last Friday, caught a couple of good ones and left. He didn't find anything better in the other three days of practice, so he started there yesterday. And he lit 'em up on a jerkbait immediately.
The spot is producing for him again today, but in an opposite way. After a tough morning, Card is coming on strong. He caught a 6-8 at 2:06, which unofficially ties him with Jeff Gustafson for big fish of the day, and he's culled again with a 2 1/2-pounder. Card has 18-8 today on BASSTrakk and is in fourth place at 2:30.