Don't count out Zaldain

Chris Zaldain might be on the bubble of the cut line for fishing on Thursday, but all it takes for him to rise up the standings is one big bite. Anyone who knows Zaldain knows that he fishes for big bass, going back to his California roots. Big swim baits, big jigging spoons, and basically big anything.

The result yesterday was a largemouth weighing 8 pounds, 6 ounces. Today he's going for the same size bass again.

"The biggest key for Guntersville is you cannot downsize just to get bites, whether it's tough like it is now, or wide open," he said. "I'm looking for five 8-pounders, and I got one yesterday, and will do it again today."

Eight hours of grinding it out with big bass baits. That's how he rolls.