The most telling stat at the moment (and it will surely change) is the number between the first place angler and the second place angler.
At the moment Chad Pipkens is leading this event with 62 pounds, 14 ounces. Then there is Drew Cook in second place. Cook has already had a great day with 22 pounds for the morning. His total is even eye-brow raising to a point. At 47 pounds, 12 ounces just a day and half in, he’s having an incredible event.
The difference, though, is he’s 15 pounds, 2 ounces behind. Going further down, Brandon Card in third, is 17 pounds behind. Drew Benton in fourth is 19-15 behind and Brandon Cobb, who started today in second, is fifth and 23-3 behind.
If this were any other fishery, folks would be telling Pipkens he could sleep in on Day 3. But even with that kind of breathing room, Lake Fork can make that feel like just a couple of bites.