Logan connects with a 5-4

In spite of the fact he finished in 8th place yesterday, Wes Logan wasn’t happy. He couldn’t help but think about what could have been, specifically the 4 1/2-pounder that jumped and spit his lure back to him Saturday morning. The 26-year-old Springville, Ala., pro has years of experience on Neely Henry Lake, and a 12-pound, 8-ounce limit simply didn’t meet his standards.

“I grew up fishing here,” Logan said. “As a kid, when me and Dad wanted to go fishing, we came here and Logan Martin. But we fished more tournaments here. I’ve got a lot of history here. But like I tell everybody, the lake has changed so much in the last two years. It’s not like I’m even fishing the same place.”

Logan got a glimpse of how it used to be just after 11 a.m. today when he landed a 5-pound, 4-ounce bass that hit a crankbait. It matched the big bass of Day 1, caught by Clark Wendlandt. (Cliff Prince has the big bass of the tournament so far with a 5-11 yesterday.) That bumped Logan up to 12-10 on the day and put him within a pound of leader Bob Downey. Logan has plenty of room to improve. He’s one bass short of a limit, and his four keepers include a 1-pounder and a 1-4.