Powroznik up to 17 pounds

Jacob Powroznik just crossed the magic 17-pound barrier. He landed a 3 1/4-pounder at 11:41, which gives him 17-2 today, according to BASSTrakk. Only six anglers have topped 18 pounds in the four Elite Series tournaments here, and that's the next hurdle for Powroznik.

As further proof that the Upper Mississippi River is fishing better than in has in previous events, there have been only 16 bags over 17 pounds in the four-tournament history, and eight of them have come this week.