Yes, BASSTrakk shows that Skeet Reese has "only" 18-4. You can bet the house that he's already topped 20 pounds. Reese, like many of the Elite Series pros, consistently slightly, sometimes not so slightly, underestimates his fish before they go on the weigh-in scales for the official number.
As Bassmaster LIVE came on at 8 a.m., Reese put on a show by catching his big fish of the day so far, a 5-plus-pounder, on a swimbait. He's throwing a variety of baits, but he got a new clue with that swimbait bite.
"That kind of changes my game plan, as far as the swimbait on this stuff," Reese said. "My goal today was 20 pounds. I'd like to catch more, but 20 should keep me in contention."
Right now, he's more than in contention. BASSTrakk shows him with an 8-pound lead.
Check out the morning photos here.