National Guard pro Mark Rose of Marion, Ark., climbed to fifth place today despite only weighing four bass for 7-4; his 12-10 limit on day one helped him combine for a two-day total of 19-14.
Rose said his practice didn’t exactly set the Red on fire, but he “caught a few fish,” so he has stuck to “one little backwater” in Pool 5 so far. He has been catching his largemouths on a white Strike King KVD 1.5 crankbait.
“I’m going to do something different tomorrow,” he said. “I’ve milked what I’m doing for all it’s worth.”