Yes, Takahiro Omori is in the driver’s seat for a victory at Lake Martin. He begins the day with a 4-pound, 2-ounce lead over second-place Roy Hawk. Omori has a spot that has consistently produced at least a 12-pound limit and sometimes more over the previous three days.
But Hawk and particularly the other three anglers bunched within six pounds of Omori — Luke Clausen (– 4-5), Andy Montgomery (– 5-6) and Adrian Avena (– 6-5) — have a slugger’s chance to overtake the leader. There have been at least three bass over 6 pounds weighed-in this week: a 6-11 and a 6-3 by Cliff Prince on Day 1 and a 6-8 by Avena on Day 2. Those are the wildcards, along with the ever-changing weather.
Lake Martin has been remarkably consistent this week, as you can see from the following comparison. The only exception was the lack of a 6-pounder, or even a 5-pounder, yesterday. Will one of those game-changers be caught today?
Avg. bass weighed