• 2012 Wheeler Lake Winner
    2012 Wheeler Lake Winner
  • Sportsmans Award
    Sportsmans Award Mark won the inaugural FLW / Goodwill Sportmanship Award
  • 2011 Pickwick Winner
    2011 Pickwick Winner
  • 2011 Pickwick Lake
    2011 Pickwick Lake Mark Rose giving the glory of his catch to God. (Photo by Rob Newell)

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.”