Connell getting closer to his goal

Dustin Connell's goal today is 13 pounds, as he noted on Bassmaster LIVE earlier this morning. He just got 4 1/2 pounds closer with his fourth fish and retook the lead. He now has 4 bass totaling 9-5. One more like the last one, and he'd be right at his goal.

Connell started the day with a 5-pound, 8-ounce lead over Kevin VanDam, 5-15 over Jonathon VanDam and 7-1 over Mark Menendez, his three closest competitors so far today. Do the math and you see that those guys need 18 to 20 pounds, respectively, to contend with Connell if he reaches that 13-pound goal.

Photo by Seigo Saito