Anybody that competes in or just follows tournament bass fishing would feel good about a five bass limit weighing 19 pounds 12 ounces. That is the weight that Paducah’s Mark Menendez weighed in at the Bassmaster Elite Series Tennessee Triumph at Kentucky Lake yesterday. Unfortunately for Menendez, that was only good enough for 32nd place on day one of the four day event.
31 anglers weighed in stringers over 20 pounds with Florida’s Bobby Lane leading the way with 29-14 and Kevin VanDam close behind with 28-11.
The weather has changed to rainy and windy today as a front moves through and am not sure what this will do to the fish. Most anglers are fishing off shore ledges, which is generally the predominant pattern this time of year at the massive lake. Both VanDam and Lane are fishing off shore and reports are that KVD caught most of his fish yesterday on a Strike King Sexy Shad Series 6 Crankbait.