Just got a text from B.A.S.S. photographer James Overstreet who is with Russ Lane: "4 fish about 7 pounds."
Haven't had time to talk to Lane much this week, but with the pressure Dustin Connell is putting on him this morning, something's going to have to change big time for Lane to overcome the 2-pound, 10-ounce deficit he started the day with.
Connell has four fish, all in the 3-1/4 to 4-1/4 range. Big spotted bass. He's potentially one bite away from sealing the deal, and he's definitely one bite away from Lane needing 20+ to take him down.
This pool hasn't seen a 20-pound bag yet. Connell's 23-2 on Day 1 came from the next pool down. Jamie Horton's near 20-pound sack also came down. Lane locked down yesterday as well and is familiar with that pool and what it can produce. But he also knows Horton only caught five small fish there yesterday and Connell left with two small fish and caught his weight on this pool yesterday. Connell believes the rising muddy water has shut the bite down south and chose to run north from the ramp to Montgomery. With four big ones and Lane struggling, it seems to be the best choice of the day so far.