Zaldain on the board early

Chris Zaldain ran straight to the same spot that produced two big largemouths yesterday morning. And the ledge has produced an early bite again.

He switched from dragging a plastic to deep cranking to slow-rolling rolling a bait, and he was hooked up five minutes into his fishing day.

The largemouth wasn’t a giant - about 3 pounds - but the fish broke the ice.

BASSTrakk has him at a total of 49 pounds, just 2-1 behind current leader Jeff “Gussy” Gustafson.