Buddy Gross is putting on a brushpile-fishing clinic. The latest example was a 6 1/2-pounder that has given him a five-bass limit of 26 pounds, 4 ounces. And, more importantly, it has moved him into the lead, according to BASSTrakk. Remember, Gross started this four-day event in 43rd place after Day 1, and he started today in the 10th and final qualifying spot for Championship Saturday.
Buddy Gross is impacting the Lake Eufaula Bassmaster Elite not only in reality, but also in the fantasy aspect. Gross came into the Final Day in 10th place which is a total of 260 points for Rapala Fantasy Fishing. If Gross made a charge so big that he came from 10th to 1st to win it would be huge. To do so he would probably eclipse Bill Lowen's Big Bag of the event (23-4) and the 7-pounder he landed could surpass Chris Zaldain's (7-5) big bass of the event. Here's how his Fantasy points would change.
10th = 260 points
1st = 300 points
Big Bass = 40 bonus points
Big Bag = 40 bonus points
Daily Leader = 5 bonus points
Gross could go from 260 to 385 points for Fantasy Fishing players that picked him.