Remember, in this new 75-man Elite Series field, only the top 10 will fish on Sunday, rather than the top 12 in the previous format. And, believe it or not, it may take three days of 20 pounds a day to make the top 10. Twenty pounds per day sounded like a first-place formula before this slugfest began Thursday.
Scott Canterbury is currently 8th with 60-1 and Mark Menendez is 9th on BASSTrakk with 59-2. Kelly Jaye is 10th with 55-9. With all the big bass and big bags being recorded today, it wouldn't take much this afternoon for another angler or two or three to top 60 pounds in the final hours this afternoon.