Frank Talley started the day in fifth place with 24-9. He leads the Central Open points race and is hoping to gain a few points today to provide security on a Bassmaster Classic berth. As it stands today he has a 23-Point lead on Toby Hartsell who is third in points. If Talley won today it would be all but impossible for him to lose a Classic berth. Just catching a fish to get points at the Championship is his hope. Either way his lead will be significant.
He has 11-12 pounds today, which is solid this week. Another cull or two to get rid of a few sub-two-pounders and he could make a move into podium territory.