Hunter Shryock is riding a wave of momentum. He posted his best Elite Series finish this season at the St. Lawrence River, where he was 14th. Then he topped it the next week at Cayuga Lake with a 13th-place showing.
The second-year pro from Newcomerstown, Ohio, moved into the BASSTrakk top 10 at noon after catching this 4-pound largemouth, which gave him a 9-pound, 6-ounce limit. He started the day in 18th place. Shryock was ranked 30th in the Toyota Angler of the Year standings entering this event. He's well on his way to his first Bassmaster Classic qualification.