Carson said best is yet to come

Photographer Andy Crawford, who has been following Day-2 leader Keith Carson since takeoff, reports that the Day-2 leader recently made his first cull.

Crawford said Carson is running the main river and catching most of his fish on a crankbait fished along the edges of flooded grass. This pattern has yielded approximately nine bites.

After making his first cull Carson noted: “I need a 3-pounder and then a big bite and I haven’t even gotten to the best stretch yet.”

As of 10:12, Carson has an unofficial total of 46-4, which gives him a lead of 6-7 over his nearest competitor, Clint Miller. (All weights are unofficial until today’s weigh-in, which takes place at 2:15 at Beeswax Park.)