Tough luck for Kreiger

Koby Kreiger has relocated to the northern boundary, and it's started to pay off, but not without a little heartache. Kreiger is working the slack water that exists directly below each bridge piling. But as smallmouth often do, he's had two good fish throw the hook at boatside.

It's gotta be killing him knowing that those two fish would have put him within striking distance of KVD, his semifinal opponent.

This is likely Kreiger's only shot at the 2017 Bassmaster Classic, meaning there's no room for lost fish.

He's caught two more during my writing of this blog. There's still time...