Whitney Stephens is making one of those gameday decisions that separate champions from runner ups. He has three fish for 12 pounds as of 11:15 a.m.
He has fished offshore grass exclusively, but ran to the mouth of the Dora Canal to try and catch two fish to fill his limit. His thought hasn’t changed; he still thinks he needs low 20’s to win today. This spot may yield fish in the four-pound range but I suspect he would love two fish in the two-pound range. That will secure a limit and allow him to stay out in the wind and push all of his offshore grass spots for all they’re worth.
He’s not laying up, but rather allowing himself the freedom to go big the rest of the day. I think it’s a smart move and it gives his areas a rest.