The tide has gone slack, the bite has slowed down, but a few anglers are still making moves. Caleb Sumrall has made the biggest move since we saw David Williams jump 60 spots on the back of a 5-pounder caught at 8:30. Williams has since filled his limit and sits in 8th place, but Sumrall has boated the biggest bag of the day (11-4) and that has propelled him from 69th to 6th. This is the rally the Louisiana native desperately needed here to keep his Classic berth and Elite Series requalification hopes alive.
Hunter Shryock has added a 2-pounder recently as well, boating this bass at 10:07 to keep him in the running. He’s only 1-9 off the lead with just three fish in the livewell. Keith Poche has climbed into the Top 5, catching two 2-pounders in the last hour. Day 1 leader Chad Pipkens has fallen a bit to 7th with only three fish in the boat. But two more keepers will put him right back near the top of the leaderboard.
After a short time fishing near take-off, Kenta Kimura returned to where he did his damage yesterday. When the water was rushing in on Day 1, he caught 30 keepers there. Today, things are much more stagnant (as he expected) and he’s struggled to fill out a limit. He’s done this however and sits in fourth place currently. Kyle Welcher and Brock Mosley still sit atop the leaderboard, thanks to 9-pound morning rallies. Mosley leads Welcher by an estimated 13 ounces at the moment.
Sumrall is the lone angler to crack double digits so far with 11 pounds, 4 ounces. Williams (9-14), Mosely (9-8) and Welcher (9-4) are the closest to joining him.