Weidler with a 3-pound smallmouth

Bill Weidler is one of the guys fishing for his 2019 Elite Series life. The Helena, Ala., angler is just outside the top 50 who will advance to next week's Toyota Angler of the Year Championship at Lake St. Clair. He entered this tournament in 53rd place in AOY points, 16 points behind 50th-place Tyler Rivet.

So, yes, Weidler was a happy fisherman when he caught this 3-pound smallmouth at 8:06 this morning.

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