Jacob Powroznik started the day in a fifth-place tie with Casey Ashley, 1 pound, 11 ounces behind leader Randall Tharp. But he's taken a big lead early by putting 15 pounds in the boat before 9 o'clock.
"As my buddy back at home Woo Daves would say, 'We cookin' with gas now,'" said Powroznik after landing a 3 3/4-pounder at 8:48.
Powroznik is fishing in areas that were on dry ground a week ago, and maybe even as recently as two days ago. He's catching everything on a topwater frog, and it's making for some great "Bassmaster LIVE" action.