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Elite Series Pro – Classic Champ Chris Lane Leads Tight Bassmaster Southern Open Field with 18-10 Joey Nania Weighs 11-5 in Very Tight Field

Pell City, Alabama – Logan Martin Lake – May 16, 2013;  Chris Lane nailed some great largemouth bass to take the lead in a tight field at the Bassmaster Southern Open on Logan Martin Lake.  The Elite Pro weighed in 18-10 (anchored by the 5-8 tournament Big Bass) giving him only a 4 pound lead over 12th place James Cross.  The top 12 fish in the finals on Saturday.

 

A large group of anglers are lurking in the weeds not far behind the leaders.  Among them – Joey Nania.  Going into the tournament Joey felt that a 20 pound bag was a very real possibility and although he sits in 56th place in the 164 angler field he is a mere 3 pounds 8 ounces out of the top 12.  “I caught a lot of fish today and day two on Friday should be good.  I will be out in the first flight of boats this time (instead of the last) and will have my pick of water where I can get right to work to find 5 good ones.”  An optimistic Joey commented, ”I know where they are and I will be swinging hard to get to 20 pounds!” That would shake up the leader board significantly. 

 

Tune in to today’s weigh in to see if Joey can do it. Start time is 2:00 pm CST and can be viewed live on www.bassmaster.com.  Attached photo is Joey with a couple of decent Logan Martin largies on the weigh in stage at Lakeside Landing in Pell City, Alabama.

 

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