Zaldain on the board

Chris Zaldain is back on the steep ledge he’s been fishing all week and he just scored his first bass of Championship Sunday. The 2-pound smallie isn’t the big largemouths he’s really looking for, but it breaks the ice. 

Zaldain is using his electronic to mark pods of small baitfish that he said are critical to his bite. 

“They are the base of the ecosystem,” he said before blasting off. “If you don’t have that. It’s not worth fishing.”