Clunn's key cast Friday

Against his better judgement, Rick Clunn made a final cast to one spot
Friday - a place where he'd caught four 5-pounders on four casts
around 10 a.m. That gave him a limit of 5-pounders in the livewell,
and he thought it would be better to save the spot for Saturday rather
than beat it up anymore.


"I almost didn't make another cast," Clunn said. "I thought I was
going to hurt myself if I did."


But he did make one more cast, and it produced an 8-pound, 14-ounce bass.


That was the key moment in Clunn weighing 32-9 Friday, which moved him
from 79th place Thursday to 24th Friday. It was Clunn's heaviest
five-bass bag in his illustrious career.


Those five bass from that one spot all came on a Luck "E" Strike RC
Freak, a deep-diving square-bill crankbait that Clunn helped design.
The Freak will undoubtedly get another workout at some point today.

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