Kyle Alsop and Taylor Bivens of Kansas State started the final day in 3rd place, just three ounces behind Hunter Louden for 2nd place.
Alsop and Bivens caught 13-15 and 11-1 respectively and both days they failed to catch a limit. Their Day 1 bag consisted of 4 fish, one being a 6-13 beast that is the Carhartt Big Bass for the tournament so far. Yesterday they only caught three fish (2 three pounders and a five).
If Alsop and Bivens can land five fish today, the size could be enough to keep them in the bracket cut and possibly a National Championship.
Alsop has relied on a Carolina Rig with an enormous 5 1/2 foot leader with some sort of brush hog type creature bait. Bivens has opted for a shakey head with a straight tail worm, which he is throwing on a baitcaster.
Moments ago some fish came up schooling, but they couldn't connect with any bites and they were sure if those were bass at all. They still don't have a fish so far, but it looks as if the sun is burning off the early clouds and it could be a bright day. They would love that because they caught them in sunny skies and hot temperatures in practice.