The 2nd place duo of John Garrett and Brian Pahl of Bethel University have had a tough go of it so far. They only have two fish in the boat and both are just 2 pound keepers or so. This area has been beaten up badly during practice and the event so it’s not surprising to see it get tough today, but at the same time I’m a little surprised because I doubted it would produce yesterday and did.
The 5th place team of Tyler Craig and Spencer Lambert are also having a tough day, but their two keepers go about 7 pounds right now.
Garrett and Pahl contemplated running over to the heavy current and hug the break wall at the dam, but decided against it after seeing how strong the current was. That gutsy thought reminded me of Jared Miller in the Elite Series event at the Alabama River. That’s not the thought you want going through your mind before making a decision like that. They said no and are back on their line-up from Day 1 when they landed 22+ pounds.