Slim pickens but necessary

So how strange would it be for Matt Arey to land a 5-pounder between now and the end of this derby?

Consider this with 50-plus anglers on the water on Day 1 and 2, Kyle Welcher was the only one to catch a 5-pound plus after straight-up noon on Day 1.

On Day 2, Seth Fieder in the noon hour caught a 6-0 and in the 1 p.m. hour Frank Tally caught a 5-0.

It’s been slim pickens once the sun peaks, but it is possible. And for Arey a necessity.