Day 4: 5, 24-03 (20, 94-06)
Lucas wasn’t regretful about the way the tournament transpired for him.
“I felt like I did everything I could this week,” he said. “Now I have a chance to hold off Josh for the AOY – if I’d finished 25th, it would’ve been a longshot. Now I’ve got a great chance and I’m looking forward to getting to Chatuge.”
A 5-07 specimen highlighted his day-4 bag and he didn’t lose any fish that would’ve aided his cause.
“I thought I had a little more weight than that, but I might’ve big-eyed them a little bit. I thought I was closer to 25.”
His major issue was six dead fish – including five over the first 2 days – that cost him a pound and a half (4 ounces apiece). He was unaware of how to properly fizz the bladder of deep-caught bass until getting a tutorial from a B.A.S.S. conservation official after day 2.
“I thought the fin clips would be enough, but they didn’t seem to be effective on fish coming from that deep (35 to 45 feet).
All 20 of his weigh-in fish were enticed by a Berkley PowerBait Max Scent Flat Worm.
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