Bassmaster Elite Series rookie Frank Talley just put his first bass of the day in the livewell, a 2-pound smallie that fell for a topwater on a wind-blown bank.
But he had to be patient before setting the hook.
“It slapped at it three times before taking it,” Talley said. “That’s what they’ve been doing.”
That catch put him in seventh on Basstrakk, just more than 3 pounds out of the lead.