Brock Mosley has noted how you can’t slip-up, even in the least, and expect to compete for a Bassmaster Elite Series title at Lake Champlain. But this place redefines what can be called a slip-up. Mosley was in 5th place after weighing 19-13 Thursday; he caught “only” 19-2 and dropped two places in the standings Friday.
“This is the kind of place where you can’t make up any ground,” Mosley said. “You’ve got to catch ‘em every day. Otherwise you’re going to fall pretty quick.”
Yes, it’s a stretch to say Mosley slipped-up on Day 2 of the Bassmaster Elite at Lake Champlain. But there were five anglers who slipped out of the top 10. Leading the charge among the newcomers atop the standings was Koby Kreiger, who jumped from 26th to 3rd with a 22-pound bag. Only 12 ounces separates leader Jamie Hartman and second-place Seth Feider. And only 3-14 separates first from 10th place.
As you can see in the comparison’s below, Lake Champlain is fishing strikingly similar to how it did in the 2017 Elite Series event here, even a little stronger at the top of the standings. There will be no slip-ups allowed for anyone hoping to make the top 10 for Sunday’s finale.
|% catching limits||99.0%||97.6%|
|Bags 18 lbs. or over||16||25|
|Bags 19 lbs. or over||8||12|
|Bags 20-lbs. or over||2||5|
|Total fish weighed||539||423|
|Ave. wt./bass||3.13.lbs.||3.35 lbx|
|% catching limits||98.2%||100%|
|Bags over 18 lbs.||25||28|
|Bags over 19 lbs.||7||13|
|Bags over 20-lb.||3||4|
|Total fish weighed||539||425|
|Ave. wt./bass||3.21 lbs.||3.35 lbs.|