Clark Wendlandt caught a 4-pound, 4-ounce smallmouth on his second cast at Lake Ontario this morning. As you can see in the photo above by Shane Durrance, the lake is a little choppy. Wendlandt thinks that will make fishing better than it was yesterday, when he caught his lightest bag of the tournament, 20 pounds, 10 ounces. He weighed 21-12 on Day 1 and 23-3 on Day 2.
Wendlandt stayed on Lake Ontario all four days last year when he finished 8th on the way to his Elite Series Angler of the Year title. He started today in 4th place, 3-1 out of first. He’s got two keepers at 9:15 totaling 6-12.