Ito culling

Taku Ito has returned to a spot he hit early in his morning and the return trip is paying off. The Japanese Elite Series Pro has fired up a school of bass and filled his limit and has begun culling fish.

While the weight isn’t there yet, Ito’s body language has improved significantly with the completion of his limit. Rotating between a jerkbait, wacky worm and dropshot presentation, Ito is looking to make additional upgrades with barely an hour in his fishing day. 

This late day activity might not provide the surge in the standings that will make Ito rest easy tonight, but the confidence he will carry with him in to Day 2 could be the difference in a two day event verses hanging around all weekend.

Photo/Blog: Neil Paul