Digh dominates on Eufaula
EUFAULA, Ala. – It was do or die, and Rob Digh did it. (Three times fast – anyone?)
The North Carolina standout entered the last day of the B.A.S.S. Nation Southern Divisional atop the field on Lake Eufaula. Trailing in second, Florida stick Chad Prough caught his biggest bag of the event – a 20-pound, 2-ounce limit – and put some serious heat on the winner.
However, buoyed by his Day 2 weight of 22-13 – the tournament’s largest sack – Digh added 16-14 in the final round and surged across the finish line with a three-day total of 54-15 and a 2-pound, 1-ounce winning margin.
Fishing grass in about 6 inches to 3 feet of water, Digh was mostly targeting bed fish. He wasn’t sight fishing; rather, he was working areas where he knew Eufaula’s remaining spawners would position.
Digh fished a ChatterBait with a Zoom Speed Craw trailer and he also pitched a 1/2-ounce Outlaw jig with a Zoom Big Salty Chunk trailer. Compared to his huge second-round sack, his Day 3 productivity dropped off a good bit. Digh, however, said he was happy with his catch.