Harkins Takes Showdown Saturday Lead Heading into the Afternoon

Passing the midway point on Showdown Saturday, one key bite could be all the difference.

Story by Justin Brouillard | Photos by Tanner Lyons & Ben Kennedy

With only five limits so far today, the pressure on Lake Eufaula is catching up and the bite has gotten really tough! Will Harkins is the unofficial leader at the midday point with the young angler working on reaching a double-digit bag. Harkins is checking in with around 8.5-pounds so far.

Behind him, Louis Fernandes is sitting in good shape with a couple fish short of a limit, but does have a 4-pounder in his bag. With a few more fish, Fernandes will be in good shape for the afternoon period when the bites been reportedly better for the brush anglers.

Leader Trent Palmer is having a slower day as the pressure of other boats in his area could be catching up. Expect Palmer to fill a limit this afternoon as he continues to look for active schools of bass. He is currently in 7th place, unofficially.

Top five unofficially looks like this:
Will Harkins 34-7
Louis Fernandes 32-15
Jason Wilson 31-11
Brandon Perkins 30-11
Marc schilling 30-9

Keep it here for the last hour of LIVE Coverage with Luke & Fat Cat in studio until they unplug at 1:00 pm CST and pass it on to Big Al for the Showdown Saturday Stage Show at LIVE @ 3:00 pm CST.