'Early morning bite' may be an understatement

If you keep hearing that the morning bite is important for Jesse Wiggins, that may be an understatement.

According to BASSTrakk's data, nearly 90 percent of Wiggins' cumulative weight has been in his livewell before 10 a.m.

This morning, heading out with a 13 ounce lead, Wiggins has landed one fish in the first 30 minutes that weighs right over 2 pounds.

As I send this in Wiggins hooks into his second keeper of the day, "I need that one... not as big as I thought, but I'll take him," Wiggins estimated the weight of his second keeper being 2 1/2 pounds.

A swift morning will mean a lot for this young angler, who has never gone into the last day of B.A.S.S. competition leading the tournament.