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Wirth riding the lead

Updated: June 26, 2008, 8:30 PM ET
By Steve Wright | ESPNOutdoors.com

HENDERSONVILLE, Tenn. — How tough was the bass fishing Thursday on Old Hickory Lake? Kevin VanDam, the hottest angler on the Elite Series tour is in 63rd place, and even leader Kevin Wirth isn't comfortable.

Wirth, the former jockey from Crestwood, Ky., caught a five-bass limit weighing 17 pounds, 2 ounces to top the leaderboard on Day One of the Tennessee Triumph presented by Longhorn.

"I like what I'm doing, but I've never had to catch them here at the depth I'm catching them ...

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