Faircloth with 6 pounds

This morning Steve Bowman and I have followed Day 1 leader Todd Faircloth to the north end of Lake Champlain. It's warm and calm here. Faircloth has three largemouth in his livewell for 6 or 6 and a half pounds.

It's an unusual Saturday on the Elite Series, with the full field fishing today. Typically the field is cut to the top 51 anglers for Sat. and then to the top 12 for Sunday. Because Thursday was canceled due to rough conditions, the tournament was shortened to three days. So tonight the field will be cut to the top 51.

This could make for an dramatic Championship Sunday. If the weights stay tight deep into the field, this opens the door for someone deeper in the leaderboard
to make a charge to the top.