Takahiro Omori, Cody Meyer, and Adrian Avena started strong on Lake Winnebago during Shotgun Round 2 of the Evinrude Stage Eight Presented by Tracker Off Road. All three of those MLF pros must perform well in Stage Eight in order to be one of the 30 anglers who qualify for the first-ever REDCREST, the Championship of the Bass Pro Tour. 

Omori finished the Shotgun Round in second place with 47 pounds, 14 ounces, and he’s 29th in the Points Race for the REDCREST. Meyer is in fifth going into his Elimination Round on Friday with 39-8, and he’s in 30th place in the Points Race. Avena is below the REDCREST Qualification Line, in 32nd. But he’s on track to make the Stage Eight Knockout Round, he ended the day in 11th place with 31-1. That weight carries over to the Elimination Round, and the Top 20 pros with the highest weights advance.