More Big Bags of Smallmouth at Lake Oahe
After Day 1 of the TBF Northern Divisional, most people were impressed with the number of big bags of bass that were weighed in on Wednesday. Just about everyone seemed to think the weights would go down from there over the next two days. However, Day 2 on Lake Oahe, yielded a couple more bigger bags of smallmouth bass as the weigh in concluded on Thursday.
Eric Storms, of Chamberlain, SD brought in a limit of bass that tipped the scales at 21-05 pounds. That vaulted him to the top of the Day 2 leader board with 39-00 pounds. The other big bag of the day belonged to Dan Devera, of Parma, OH with five smallmouth that weighed 20-00 pounds.
Day 1 leader, David Reault fell to second place, with a hefty bag weighing 18-08 pounds, giving him a total of 38-01 pounds. Shane Cowen of South Dakota lands in third with 18-08 pounds also to give him 37-14 pounds. Brian Saari of Wisconsin had 18-04 pounds to bring his total to 37-06 pounds. Joseph Hall of Minnesota is in fifth with 34-14 pounds after a bag weighing 17-01 pounds today.
The big bass on Thursday went to Steve Quiggins with a big 5-00 pound smallmouth. There were 54 limits caught today for a total weight of 831-14 pounds. South Dakota extended their state team lead, by catching 333-02 pounds as a state for two days. Wisconsin is in second with 265-02 pounds. Michigan has 234-13 pounds and sits in third place. Indiana, Illinois, Ohio and Minnesota round out the rest of the field.
The race for the top two weights in each state is still anybody’s game. There are several angler’s from each state that still have a chance to qualify for the 2017 Federation National Championship next spring. For photos and full results and standings CLICK HERE.