Lambert grabs Kentucky Lake lead
Jason Lambert wasn’t complaining about catching 75 bass and weighing in a 24-pound, 3-ounce limit, but that doesn’t mean everything went according to plan today.The Pickwick Dam, Tenn., pro struggled to truly tap into the potential that’s out there in Kentucky Lake right now, yet he still managed to up his two-day total to 48 pounds, 9 ounces and grab a slim 7-ounce lead going into the final day of the Rayovac FLW Series Central Division’s second event.
“It was slow today – slow for Kentucky Lake,” says Lambert. “At 1:30, I only had 16 pounds. I had two schools I was going to save, but I had to lean on them today. I caught 75 bass, but they just weren’t the right ones.”
Those 75 bass – along with the 100 or so he caught the first day – have turned Lambert’s thumb into ground chuck, hence the tape job he employed to ease the pain today. Simply put, his issue hasn’t been catching fish or even finding the right ledges that are holding tournament-winning fish. He’s got waypoints in the area of all the schools he needs to win this thing. The problem is that there’s no current to cause the fish to group up. Instead, they’re roaming, and it’s difficult to relocate them when close to 500 anglers competing in two major tournaments are crowded onto the same ledges.