Day 3 of the Carhartt Bassmaster College Series Central Tour presented by Bass Pro Shops on Toledo Bend has been canceled after heavy fog delayed the day over 4 hours. The Day 2 standings are final.
Fog is still very thick and unsafe to send the 30 teams. We are officially 2 1/2 hours delayed and 11 a.m. is the cutline for canceling the day.
With the mix of clouds and wind today, I would certainly expect more limits to be caught.
One team adding to the limit count is Justin Barnes and Adam Carroll of Montevallo who had four fish for 9-9 and were in 57th place after Day 1. Today they have a limit courtesy of their last fish. They lost two prior fish near the boat while they only had four fish. The limit will help, but they were a little less than 4 pounds out of the cut so their limit needs to be in the mid to high teens.
The eighth place team of Ryan Nevil and Jonathan Linder from Dallas Baptist had 16-3 yesterday and were sitting pretty for the cut. They have another limit today, but right now it's around 11 pounds or so, which should be enough for the National Championship cut, but not enough to stay in the mix for the win.
Sam Houston State University with a big cull.
The leaders have now added a third keeper, but it was a spotted bass that didn't weigh too much. They made a move back to their starting spot and are looking for at least two more bites. Yesterday they had three fish with less than 30 minutes before they needed to leave and they caught a 6-pounder and a 4-pounder. They may not need last minute heroics today, but they wouldn't mind the quality of those bites.
Tyler Craig and Spencer Lambert of Louisiana-Monroe took command of the Carhartt Bassmaster College Series Central Tour presented by Bass Pro Shops on Toledo Bend with 20 pounds, 13 ounces on Day 1. They have a decent 1-8 lead, but on Toledo Bend that is very slim. They were the lone team to break the 20-pound mark, but with weights steadily falling their lead on 5th place is a solid 4 pounds.
I found them just before 9 a.m. CT and they had 1 fish for 2 1/2 pounds. Lambert caught a short fish just as I asked them for an update, but it wasn't a keeper. They switched spots and idled to their second area where Lambert hooked a solid fish out of timber, but it broke his line. They were obviously frustrated because they only got 5 bites on Thursday and with how stingy Toledo has been this week they can't take a limit for granted.
At 9:35 Craig got hung up in a tree and was popping his line and shaking his rod hoping to dislodge it, but he couldn't. He started to troll over to it and he felt a tick and a solid 4 1/2 pounder picked his bait off the tree and he set the hook. Fish number two is definitely the quality they are looking for and was a lucky break that most anglers need to pull off a possible win.
Missouri State's Crosley Welch and Hayden Lee have a limit on Day 2 and sent in this Toledo Bend monster to prove it.