We’re on Clark Wendlant this morning and have followed him into a skinny canal. There was competition on this section of the St. John’s River for the prime canals, with anglers racing to reach their chosen spots first.
Wendlant’s first choice was already taken by two Elite anglers who got there first. Wendlant calmly turned around and went to his second choice.
Wendlant finished Day 1 in 3rd place with 20 pounds of bass. The Cedar Park, Texas angler is hoping to start 2020 strong after finishing 44th in the Angler of the Year race last year. That put him just two spots away from qualifying for the Bassmaster Classic.
The second-year Elite has fished in 104 Bassmaster tournaments. He’s been in the money 58 times, with 19 top tens. Wendlant has made the Classic four times.