Stetson Blaylock plans to spend all day in the area where he's caught most of his tournament-leading weight of 41 pounds, 12 ounces. It's an area he's left every day at 10:30 a.m. So he's going to concentrate on one spot, and he's going to attempt to keep his mind focused on staying in the moment. It's all about concentration today for Blaylock - both physically and mentally.
"Don't worry about it, that's the key," he said at Saturday's weigh-in. "These fisheries can burn you and hurt you so bad. I'm trying not to worry about what's going on and concentrate on the next bite, the next bite."
Blaylock suspected but had not confirmed that he and 4th place Koby Kreiger were sharing water. That maybe Kreiger was coming in there later after Blaylock had left. If so, that's all been worked out by now. And Blaylock isn't planning to leave today. The 4-plus-pounder he caught yesterday morning let him know that more fish were coming to that spot each day.
"That first big one I caught really surprised me," he said. "I'd already fished that area thoroughly the last two days, and she was just sitting there, fresh and ready to go.
"It's going to take another big bag to win. I think things are starting to get better. I can't really believe that, but guys caught 'em a lot better (Saturday)."