Some statistics help connect the dots and reveal patterns in tournament fishing. Others just add a different twist or storyline to think about. Take this stat for what it's worth, but this is where the eventual winners were sitting on the leaderboard after two days of competition.
|St. Johns||Rick Clunn sat in 5th after two days|
|Lanier||Paul Mueller was 2nd in the standings|
|Hartwell||Brandon Cobb was the leader because he won wire to wire|
|Winyah Bay||Stetson Blaylock was in 6th after two days|
|Lake Fork||Brandon Cobb was also in 6th before mounting his charge|
|Guntersville||Jamie Hartman was 17th after climbing from 46th on the prior day|
|St. Lawrence||Micah Frazier was 12th after two days in Waddington|
Who will win here and will they be in the Top 6? The gap this week seems to lean to that side of the spectrum. Jeff Gustafson had 49-1 after two days and sixth place Stetson Blaylock was 7-13 behind to start the day. That gap will need to be chipped down by a few more anglers if they want to stay within arms reach. That seems to be a good position after two days of competition with five of seven events telling that fact. Day 3 is often when anglers rise into contention and show they are here to stay. Three winners have came from the bottom half of the Top 10 on the final day (Clunn 8th, Hartman and Frazier both 10th).