> Day 2: 3, 11-14 (8, 24-05) Dean Rojas gained eight places in the standings despite a bag that was two fish shy of a limit.
"I had six bites today, but three of them pulled off," he said. "I don't know what the problem was – I had brand new Gamakatsus on my crankbait.
"I had some bites in the morning, but I couldn't catch them. I didn't catch my first keeper until 9 o'clock. Some of them were just nipping at the bait and I think some wind and clouds would've made them bite better. The water was almost stagnant in a way."
He fished in the same vicinity as Christie and marveled at the long string of spectator boats that followed the leader every time he made a move.
"It was crazy. I've seen a lot of those, but that was the biggest I've ever seen in my life. They'd still be going by after like 2 1/2 minutes. It was just a constant roar of outboards.
"As a fan, it was a cool thing to see that much interest and that many folks wanting to learn." Read more