The Day 1 leaders - Patrick Walters (15-12) and Cody Pike (15-6) both have small limits so far today - 5 bass weighing a total of 7 or 8 pounds. You have to wonder how many other anglers have the same thing in their livewells right now. Yesterday 160 of the 203 pro anglers caught limits.
It's hard to catch those 3-pounds-and-up difference-makers on Lake Norman, especially two days in a row. Walters and Pike may have done enough work already to get themselves into Saturday's Top 12 final.
There were only 18 bags weighing 12 pounds or more on Day 1. It appears a two-day total in the range of 24 to 24 1/2 pounds should be enough to advance to Saturday.