Most of the dock talk this week about what it would take to do well in this tournament led to either catching a limit or bagging an over – a walleye bigger than 27 inches. Today was the day that the fans in the Quad Cities got to see a Mississippi River giant.
After sitting tied with Gary Parsons yesterday, Chevy pro Jason Przekurat went back up to Pool 14 in search of a limit. What he found was a 9-pound, 5-ounce kicker that helped launch him into the lead. With a day-two weight of 15-4 for three fish, his overall total now stands at 20-11. This gives the Stevens Point, Wis., native a 6-1 lead heading into day three.
“It takes a lot of hard work to find fish in these systems,” said the Chevy pro. “You need to pay attention to detail to set yourself apart from these anglers. I grew up fishing the Wisconsin River, so I am pretty comfortable here. A walleye in a river is the same no matter where you go, so I just paid attention to the detail in how to present my baits.