The Strong Bite Continues on Day 2 in Oregon
David Heldstab, of Sandy Oregon, continues to lead the TBF Northwest Divisional after the conclusion of the Day 2 weigh in at Port of Cascades on the Columbia River. His lead of 10 ounces, is still just 10 ounces after Thursday’s weigh in. David weighed in 19-14 pounds on Wednesday and followed it up today with 14-15 pounds for a total of 34-13 pounds. Breathing right down his neck, in second place is Kory Ray, of Lebanon, Oregon with 34-03 pounds. Kory weighed in 16-03 today to go with his 18-00 on the first day. Third place, heading into the last day is Jon Bial of Vancouver, Washington. His weight today was 14-07 to bring his total up to 33-11 pounds. Fourth place is Kevin Ford with 33-01 pounds. Fifth place belongs to Bill Golightly with 32-05 pounds.
The biggest bass of the day came from Daniel Boyd, from Dexter, Oregon. His smallmouth weighed in at 4-11 pounds, giving Oregon the big bass for Thursday. For the second straight day in a row, every single angler of the 56 person field, weighed in at least one bass. There were a total of 46 limits weighed in on Thursday for a 2 day total catch of 1350-14 pounds.
As for the two anglers from each state, who will qualify for the Federation National Championship tomorrow, it is still a very tight race in all five states. Several anglers in each state still have a good chance to qualify, if they can just get one or two good bites on the final day tomorrow.