The hidden prize

Bernie Schultz just took the BassTrakk lead with a limit weighing 19 pounds, 11 ounces. The Florida pro is currently 73rd in Bassmaster Angler of the Year points toward qualifying for the 2022 Academy Sports + Outdoors Bassmaster Classic presented by Huk.

That makes the odds of qualifying dim, even out of the question. However, this event has a hidden prize. The winner automatically qualifies for the Classic.

That's what Schultz is fishing for, and he's not alone. The guys who are far outside of the Classic cut have that motivational goal here this week.