Weidler with a key 5-pounder

Every fish is important for Alabama second-year Elite Series pro Bill Weidler. He entered this event in 42nd place in the Toyota Angler of the Year standings, one notch above the projected cutline for Bassmaster Classic qualification.

Weidler didn't help himself on Day 1, finishing 58th with 15-12. But he could aid his cause today, if he can put some other solid smallmouth bass with this 5-pounder he caught at 11:57 a.m.