Pace with a shot across the bow

If you didn’t think this was going to be a Top 12 shootout, Cliff Pace just changed your mind. The heavily overcast, rainy conditions have kept boat traffic down and spurred big bass to bite, none bigger so far than the 8-pound, 1-ounce largemouth Pace landed at 10:25.

“You’ve just got to keep grinding, man. That’s what this lake is about,” said Pace.

Pace’s other four bass in his 13-8 limit weigh 1-4, 1-5, 1-6 and 1-8. In other words, he’s got plenty of room to move up.