Strader adds another 2-pounder

Wesley Strader is pounding the current seams below Lookout Shoals Dam with his signature Stan Sloan Zorro Bait Co. spinnerbait. He moved to another seam near the bank and added his second bass of the day, a 2-pounder. He is moving back and forth below the dam in an area less than the size of a football field.

Strader is apparently going to stick with this for awhile, according to photographer Andy Crawford. Yesterday he was done by 10 o'clock. But Allen Brooks of Canton, Ga., stayed here all day Friday, and he caught what is the biggest bass of the tournament so far - a 6-5. Brooks' bag of 14-13 was second only to Strader's 17-6 yesterday. It almost vaulted him into the top 12 final today. Brooks finished 14th with 22-12 - seven ounces shy of 12th place.

 

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