By Justin Brouillard | Photos by Tanner & Travis Lyons and Rob Connors
With a couple hours left to fish on day number one here at Lake Winnebago, the leaderboard is telling lots of stories thus far. With most of the anglers telling me 14 to 16-pounds a day would win this event, it appears they may be right. With a kicker making up several spots on the leaderboard, Winnebago is about getting a solid bag and looking for a kicker.
Kicker fish appear hard to come by but there are limits of decent fish being caught. So far, the one on the top is Florida’s Keith Carson. Carson started the day with 13-pound limit and has since culled up to the low 14-pound range, putting him unofficially in the lead.
Behind him, several anglers with 13-pound limits and the top ten currently sits at 12-pounds, 13-ounces.
Keith Carson 14-4
Donnie O’Neal 13-12
James Biggs 13-10
Buck Mallory 13-9
Sheldon Collings 13-8
Marc Schilling 13-7
Bryant Smith 13-3
Jeff Barth 13-2
Bobby Lanham 12-13
The Progressive AOY Race was tight to start behind David Gaston. Unofficially, Carson is the one making the biggest move although a lot of the field has not recorded a catch on the Weigh Live Tracker. We’ll look to see how the race plays out after the Day One Weigh-in concludes this afternoon.