Chris Lane, the 2012 Bassmaster Classic champ, would love to get back in the Classic after his string of five straight appearances was snapped last year. Lane came into this tournament ranked 45th in AOY points. But he's making a charge today. BASSTrakk currently shows him in third place. A top five finish might be enough to put him in the top 35.
Right after I got here, Lane said he'd just missed a 6-pounder off a dock. BASSTrakk shows him with a 15-12 limit, and he must have four nice ones because he just culled a spot that might have gone 1 1/2 pounds. He’s just running a set of docks and banks with a topwater and a jig.