Wesley Strader just caught his third keeper. He caught the 3 and a half pounder on a spinnerbait near a dock. Our panel of judges believe that gets him to 9 pounds, though BASSTrakk has him with a little less. When Steve Bowman asked him the weight of the fish, Strader said, “I don’t know, you’re probably better at that than I am.”
I suspect he’s the kind of tournament angler that doesn’t spend much energy thinking about his exact weights. And that’s probably smart. Weighing fish and thinking through the math just distracts your mind from catching the next fish.