No guarantees

Nearby was Matt Arey, in the hunt for the lead, which he took when this photo was taken.

Matt Arey just culled. Moving him up another 1/2 pound. But with Hank Cherry finishing his limit with a 2 pounder and building a 3-pound plus lead the onus is on Arey to have to catch a big one. He needs a 5-plus to make it interesting and even then there are no guarantees.

Again. Stranger things have happened. But there have been very few big fish caught late in these last three days.