Story by Justin Brouillard | Photos by Tanner & Travis Lyons
Kissimmee, FL. – The big bags and big fish kept coming on day two as the leaders maintained their position at the top while several other anglers caught bigger bags and climbed the leaderboard. Michael Catt put on a show on Live Coverage and jumped into the lead with his biggest bag of the event and is the only angler to weigh in 20-pounds on both days one and two.
After a slow start on day two, Taylor Watkins caught enough weight late on day two to jump back into that 2nd place spot while Bryant Smith hit the 20-pound mark to jump into 3rd. Day one leader Ron Johnson started off with a bang but saw drastic changes to his primary areas due to increased winds. Although Johnson struggled on day two, his 26-pound, 3-ounce starting bag carried him into the 4th place spot. The big mover of the event is Matt Massey who jumped way up into the top ten with the tournaments biggest bag of 28-pound, 13-ounces after slow start on day on.
On day two, the conditions are expected to be somewhat similar with the wind blowing 10 to 15 MPH from the East which will factor into the bite of a lot of anglers. We will see again today on Showdown Saturday how the conditions affect the anglers on Kissimmee. Live Coverage beginning at 8AM Eastern.
Michael Catt 42-13
Taylor Watkins 41-3
Bryant Smith 39-9
Ron Johnson 38-5
Matt Massey 38-4
Jake Boomer 38-4
Michael Yoder 36-13
Patrick Walters 36-12
Keith Carson 36-8
Dustin Smith 36-5
Progressive AOY Update
After day. AOY leader Gary Adkins made a move up the leaderboard with another consistent day on Kissimmee. Taylor Watkins, who began the event 43 points back, has done all he could thus far to put himself in position to steal the victory from Adkins. Watkins sits in 2nd place in the event after day two but, Adkins is not going away. With his current position in the 12th place spot, Adkins holds a 33-point lead with one day left in the season. If Adkins can continue bringing solid bags of fish to the scales on Showdown Saturday, there is nothing Watkins can do but try to win the event. If Adkins slips at all, Watkins can maintain his position at the top which will make it close.
How to Watch
Check out the LIVE Weigh-ins, here!
See the Results from Day Two, here!
Check out the Progressive Angler of the Year standings, here!