Hunter Shryock has definitely caught the big bass of the day. There’s just one problem, as the photo indicates, it’s a striped bass and not one of the three black bass species that count in this tournament. Shryock is having quite the big fish day, including a 4-pound, 2-ounce largemouth among his four keepers that weigh 10-6. It has him in inside the top 10, according to BassTrakk. He was 31st after Day 1, when he weighed an 8-15 limit. Adding to Shryock’s big fish day was a nice-sized drum he caught earlier on “Bassmaster LIVE.”
Shryock mentioned he’s using various techniques that he would be employing in Ohio where he grew up, where dealing with cold water is common. He’s primarily “keeping a jerkbait in front of them,” adding, “You’ve got to do whatever you can to generate bites, whether it’s eight keeper bites or five or three."