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Top 6 Breakdown

Fred Roumbanis, first place, 14-10

Fishing: I'm focusing on finesse, will go with a 5-inch Senko, a Roboworm Zipperworm, and a Reaction Lures Flirt. Later in the day for a quality bite I might pick up a Snag Proof Frog and throw a laydowns and under-hangs.
Where: Blind cast to beds and make target casts to shoreline cover, depending on the layout of the hole.
Keys: I'm going to focus on fishing smart, get a limit and not try and search for one particular fish.

Brian Snowden, second place, 9-0

Fishing: I'm going with a 5-inch Senko for the most part.
Where: I'll be looking for little spawning flats, beds. Also throw it to laydowns.
Keys:'m just going to look for bedding fish and fish slow in each hole.

Mike McClelland, third place 5-14

Fishing: A 5-inch Senko, rigged wacky style, and the Jewel Baits prototype 3/8-ounce football jig I used to win at Clarks Hill.
Where: I'll throw the Senko anywhere I think there is a bedding fish or obviously directly on the bed if I see one. With the jig, I'll throw that on spawning flats.
Keys:The cloud cover is going to change how we fish. It might set up an aggressive bite.

Mark Tucker, fourth place, 5-9

Fishing: I'm going with a 3/8-ounce Tru-Tungsten Jig with a Zoom Baby Brush Hog trailer as my primary bait.
Where: Spawning flats or any breakline will be the targets.
Keys: I think it's going to be open minded since each one of these holes can set up differently.

Ish Monroe, fifth place, 4-15
Ish Monroe, fifth place, 4-15
Fishing: I have two primary baits, a Reaction Innovations 4.20 Sweet Beaver with a 3/8-ounce weight and a 3/8 ounce Tru-Tungsten Jig.
Where: I'll flip the Sweet Beaver at laydowns and isolated shoreline cover, depending on the hole. I'll cast the jig on the spawning flats.
Keys: Slowing down, not fishing so fast and looking for subtle differences other guy might overlook.

John Murray, sixth place, 2-13

Fishing: For my main bait I'm going with a 5-inch Senko, Texas rigged with a 4\0 Owner Extra Wide Gap Hook.
Where: I'm going to be random casting, looking for light spots in the bottom that might signify a bed. I'm also looking for a couple of bedding bass that I missed yesterday.
Keys: I just want to try and find a couple of good sized spawning fish.

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