Miyazaki catches a 26-point bass

Before this tournament started, one angler predicted that at least one competitor wouldn't catch a single keeper over the first two days. Practice had been that tough at Tenkiller. After Day 1, only Yusuke Miyazaki and Clark Wendlandt were candidates for that dubious achievement.

And now Miyazaki is on the board, with not one, but two 1-pound spotted bass this morning. The first one was essentially a 26-point fish. To earn the minimum 26 AOY points in an Elite Series tournament with a last/75th place finish, you must at least weigh-in a single keeper. No keepers in two days, no points for the tournament.

But Miyazaki desperately needs to add to that today. He entered this event 51st in the AOY standings. Only the top 50 advance to the AOY Championship at Lake St. Clair.