The 8 o’clock hour was good to Keith Combs, producing almost 8 of the 10 pounds he’s put in the boat.
He was still in fifth when we pulled up, but he’s been whacking on the spotted bass to round out his limit.
He’s covering banks with a crankbait, a pattern that has allowed him to cull up twice. Those extra ounces have pushed him into second with a total of 44-4.
Of course, he’s still almost 7 pounds behind leader Carl Jocumsen, who remains one fish shy of his limit.