Will J-Will make up lost ground?

South Carolina’s own, Jason Williamson, led Day 1 of the Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Elite at Winyah Bay with 15 pounds, 11 ounces.

 We’ve caught up with Williamson, who only yielded 8-11 on Day 2. According to BASSTrakk, J-Will is currently in 16th place with three bass for 5-8.

“It’s been a tough day,” Williamson said. “I weighed two big fish out of this area the first day.” 

Williamson is one of the few anglers in contention that elected to stay closer to takeoff to maximize on fishing time. 

He is up the Waccamaw River, approximately 30 minutes from Carroll A. Campbell Marine Complex.

Williamson is looking for two more keepers around the forest of cypress trees, using a wacky-rigged bait and a dropshot around the roots leading to the creek bed.

With the changing tides, this is anyone’s game. As I send this in, J-Will has a big one locked on a bed. Stay tuned on Bassmaster LIVE and see if our Day 1 leader can make a comeback into the Top 10 cut for Championship Sunday.