Swindle builds during Day 2

Toyota Bassmaster Angler of the Year leader Gerald Swindle had another difficult day, but he did manage to nearly double yesterday's weight with a good limit of Mille Lacs bass. He moved to the north end of the lake and almost immediately hooked up with his first keeper of the day.
Photo: Thomas Allen - Toyota Bassmaster Angler of the Year leader Gerald Swindle had another difficult day, but he did manage to nearly double yesterday's weight with a good limit of Mille Lacs bass. He moved to the north end of the lake and almost immediately hooked up with his first keeper of the day.
With the morning still young, Swindle digs for the grab.
Photo: Thomas Allen - With the morning still young, Swindle digs for the grab.
The fish had other ideas, however, and Swindle had to give him a little more time.
Photo: Thomas Allen - The fish had other ideas, however, and Swindle had to give him a little more time.
The scoop is successful.
Photo: Thomas Allen - The scoop is successful.
Not a giant, but a solid start.
Photo: Thomas Allen - Not a giant, but a solid start.
Into the box he goes.
Photo: Thomas Allen - Into the box he goes.
Swindle jumps back to the front deck and goes back to work.
Photo: Thomas Allen - Swindle jumps back to the front deck and goes back to work.
It doesn't take long and he hooks up again.
Photo: Thomas Allen - It doesn't take long and he hooks up again.
Wrong species. A nice walleye ate Swindle's presentation.
Photo: Thomas Allen - Wrong species. A nice walleye ate Swindle's presentation.
Swindle notices that the fish has a tag in it's lip. He removes it to report to the Minnesota DNR.
Photo: Thomas Allen - Swindle notices that the fish has a tag in it's lip. He removes it to report to the Minnesota DNR.
Back to work.
Photo: Thomas Allen - Back to work.
It doesn't take long, and he finds another fish willing to eat. Hopefully, this one is the right color.
Photo: Thomas Allen - It doesn't take long, and he finds another fish willing to eat. Hopefully, this one is the right color.
The fish bulldogs and forces Swindle to feed it line.
Photo: Thomas Allen - The fish bulldogs and forces Swindle to feed it line.
The smallmouth bass breaches at boatside.
Photo: Thomas Allen - The smallmouth bass breaches at boatside.
Swindle digs to land the bass ...
Photo: Thomas Allen - Swindle digs to land the bass ...
... But the fish had other ideas.
Photo: Thomas Allen - ... But the fish had other ideas.
Success!
Photo: Thomas Allen - Success!
The decent smallmouth gets put in the livewell. Swindle's day seems to be looking up.
Photo: Thomas Allen - The decent smallmouth gets put in the livewell. Swindle's day seems to be looking up.
The Alabama angler has been enduring some knee problems recently, and throughout the day, he would occasionally kneel down to relieve the pressure. Unfortunately, the pressure of the potential AOY title was also on his mind.
Photo: Thomas Allen - The Alabama angler has been enduring some knee problems recently, and throughout the day, he would occasionally kneel down to relieve the pressure. Unfortunately, the pressure of the potential AOY title was also on his mind.
He gets back to it, placing his presentation where he believes the fish should be.
Photo: Thomas Allen - He gets back to it, placing his presentation where he believes the fish should be.
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