Kreiger seeing more spawners

Koby Kreiger caught the biggest bass of Day 2. It weighed 6 pounds, 8 ounces, and came off a spawning bed, like two others he weighed-in yesterday and two of his five on Day 1.

"There seems to be more fish spawning now than there was three or four days ago," Kreiger said Friday, after weighing-in 12-11 and moving up from 34th place to 14th.

Kreiger is fishing north of Georgetown, primarily in the Waccamaw River. He noted that finding bass on spawning beds can't be done all day long on these tidal waters, saying, "There's a very short window, maybe two hours, three hours tops, where you can see them if you're in the right area where they're spawning."

Kreiger's 20-place move up the standings Friday is a prime example of how important a big fish is here. The difference in his five bass weighing 8-11 on Day 1 and his five bass weighing 12-11 on Day 2 was that 6 1/2-pounder Friday in place of a 2 1/2-pounder Thursday.

The 51-year-old Alva, Fla., resident has another difference-maker is his livewell today - a 4-pounder in his 10-pound limit that has moved him to 4th place on BASSTrakk at 11:30 a.m.