The term “upper slot” or “high slot fish” refers to a redfish pushing the top end of the tournament’s 20- to 28-inch slot limit. Bassmaster Elite Chris Zaldain just boated an upper slot red that weighed 8 pounds on the BogaGrip — the biggest recorded catch of Day 1. (All weights are unofficial until weigh-ins.)
With this upgrade, Zaldain and Rickard pulled within 4 ounces of Elite Redfish Tour pros Glenn Vann and Thomas Barlow. Having made a long run, Zaldain and Rickard wrapped up their day to allow themselves ample return time.