A couple of things to note as this last hour winds down.
-We spent some time talking about Drew Cook whittling away at Chad Pipkens big lead. He’s doing the same in the Toyota Angler of the Year Race. Going into today, Patrick Walters had a 14-point lead over Cook in that season-long race.
Cook, though, has jumped (currently in 2nd) five places, while Walters (currently in 27th) has dropped five places. At the moment that leaves four points between them. Walters can ill afford to drop anymore. And it would be disastrous for him if he were to fall below the cutline.
-Currently, the cutline at 35th place is Kyle Monti with 29-9. Right below that line is Brett Pruett at 29-5, Harvey Horne at 29-1, then Lee Livesay at 29-0. Livesay still only has three in the boat.
These are the situations where last-minute, save-your-life catches are made. Keep an eye on that.
-Chris Zaldain is still light one keeper in his livewell. One fish at this point in the game could mean putting him closer to a position of catching the leader. Another thing to watch as the day winds down.
-Ray Hanselman, the consistent and always competitive Texas stick, started the day in 60th place. We find him now in 33rd with 30-4, which might be enough to make the cut.
-Kyle Monti, who has the second largest fish of the day at 8-6, is actually on the bubble in 35th for making the cut. That goes to show that it’s not just about big fish. He’s got some dinks in his well, so he could have a monster and still not fish on Sunday.
-Late in the day whoppers. In the top 10 biggest bass caught today on the BassTrakk page, five of those 10 have been caught after 11:20 at this moment.