Latuso has a hill to climb

Day 1 leader Robbie Latuso stumbled yesterday, weighing 13-15 — more than 11 pounds below his first-day stringer. He spent all day yesterday flipping docks, even though the bass didn’t show any interest.

“That’s being stubborn,” Latuso said prior to today’s blast-off. But he was planning to broaden his offerings today.

“I have a deck full of rods today,” he chuckled. “I’m not going to be so stubborn.”

He has a hill to climb to get back to the top, starting today in ninth with a two-day total of 39-1. Bassmaster Elite Series rookie Chris Johnston is leading with 47 pounds.