Going as planned for Loughran

This morning, Ed Loughran III told me his best window of opportunity is between 10 a.m. and noon. Sure enough, his prediction is right on target, with his livewell fish getting caught between 9:22 a.m. and 12:09 p.m.

"I need the wind for what I am doing," he said. "Wind driven current kick starts the bite.

Loughran hopes to extend his window of opportunity into the afternoon. He also told me that he's only fished 30 percent of his spots.

BASSTrakk has Loughran in 5th place with 16 pounds, 14 ounces, which is two pounds shy of his goal. Should he stay inside the cut, it will be his first appearance on Championship Sunday.