The area below Lookout Shoals Dam hadn't produced for tournament leader Wesley Strader nearly as well as it did yesterday. He told photographer Andy Crawford that he was thinking about Plan B if he didn't get another bite soon.
"I'm going to go fish docks," Strader said.
Then Strader caught a 4-pounder, giving him 3 bass for 8-plus pounds. When you've got it going like Strader does now, this is how it happens.
"The good Lord has just blessed me right now," Strader said yesterday, referring to his Kentucky Lake Elite Series win and the Day 2 lead at Lake Norman. "I don't know why, but I'll take it as long as He's giving it."