MANY, La. – Check out some of the MLFNOW! live stream highlights from the Championship Round of B&W Trailer Hitches Stage One Presented by Power-Pole.
Dustin Connell finished atop SCORETRACKER® for the second time during Stage One, but this time it was worth $100,000. He won the Qualifying Round for Group B on Friday and with 40 bass weighing 121 pounds, 7 ounces. Then, with a zero-weight start on a shortened day due to fog he caught 36 bass weighing 112-4 to win the Championship Round by a margin of 44 pounds, 3 ounces.
Meanwhile, things were tight for second- through 10th place and names moved up and down until lines out. A mere 12 ounces separated Jacob Wheeler’s fourth-place total of 18 bass weighing 60-15 from Zack Birge’s 19 bass weighing 60-3.
The Bass Pro Tour will resume with Stage Two on Feb. 20-25 at Santee Cooper in South Carolina.