I am sitting in the B.A.S.S. media trailer watching the action unfold through BASSTrakk, and as I scroll through the leaderboard I see Kevin VanDam make a big jump. And when I say big, I mean he has erased Jacob Wheeler's lead for the most part. After a quick start by Wheeler he had a 10-pound lead over Matt Herren and even more over VanDam, who sat in third.
In a matter of 10 minutes KVD went from two quality fish in the livewell to a limit that is unofficially 23 pounds. After a 5 1/2 and a 4-pounder to start the morning, he has since boated approximately two 4-pounders and a 6-pounder. Big jump, and he is unofficially only 2 pounds behind Wheeler.