Wet conditions have defined day two of the Toyota Series Championship on Lake Cumberland. To this point, it’s been cold and rainy almost without a break since takeoff. Somewhat surprisingly, it seems to have hurt the fishing, with fewer fish catches seen and reported, though it’s not the case universally.
Going into the day with the lead, Joe Uribe Jr. has struggled mightily. So far, the only keeper he’s got in the boat is so small he thought it was a leaf. In second, Nick Ratliff was sitting on a true goose egg at noon.
Taking the tentative lead, Dakota Ebare has a limit for about 11 pounds in the boat. Still, there is a lot left to be decided at weigh-in, as we don’t have reports from many of the pros that started at the top of the leaderboard.
As for the fishing, cranking has been the predominant pattern again. Today, more pros have been mixing in jerkbaits and umbrella rigs as well. Like day one, the pros are spread all around the lake, with top pros fishing from near Conley Bottom to Greasy to the dam.
Weigh-in starts live online at 2:30 p.m. ET, and it’s sure to be interesting. Though the day has been damp, there will undoubtedly be some good smallmouth brought across the stage. Moreover, only the top 10 move on to fish the final day, and it’s likely that ounces will decide who fishes for the win on Saturday.