Clark Wendlandt is in an enviable position five tournaments into the Elite season. He’s first in Angler of the Year points, with a 7 point lead over Taku Ito.
He’s had three top 10 finishes: 8th at Eufaula, 8th at St. Laurence, and he’s currently 4th in the YETI Bassmaster Elite at Lake St. Clair, just 1 pound and an ounce behind the leader John Cox.
He was 16th at the St. Johns River, and 46th at Lake Champlain.
To lead AOY an angler can have a tournament or two that is not perfect. It certainly helps if that “off” tourney leads to a 46 rather than an 81st place.
Wendlandt is continuing his strong early starts here at St. Clair with two smallmouth in his livewell already.