Hudnall looking for number 5

“Number five is always the hardest”, said Hudnall as we pulled up to him on an island in the mouth of Long Creek. Derek Hudnall had a stellar start this morning, catching his 4 keepers in a 5 casts span. Hudnall is fishing deep on islands and points for fish that are schooled up. 

If Hudnall is able to move up from 7th place (where he started the day) into 6th place or better, he will qualify for the 2019 Bassmaster Classic. In other words, there is a lot at stake. 

One of the most interesting things that we are seeing transpire today is the guys that have committed to fishing deep are getting rewarded with favorable conditions. It was a risk regardless if an angler chose to focus shallow or deep given the transition that these fish are going through, but it is most definitely falling right into the guys hands who decided to stay deep.