Day 2 of B.A.S.S. Federation Nation at Barren River Lake brings bigger catches

   Blue skies and calmer waters brought bigger catches for Day 2 of the B.A.S.S. Federation Nation Southern Divisional on Barren River Lake Thursday, April 14.
   Temperatures reached 75 degrees  under clear skies and the lake level remained relatively unchanged on Thursday.
    And, the anglers took advantage of the almost perfect weather conditions, by weighing in over 121 lbs. more fish on Wednesday than they did Tuesday afternoon. Day 2’s catch weighed in at 489 lbs. 8 ozs., compared to the Wednesday weigh in of 368 lbs. 4 ozs. The number of fish also increased from Tuesday (136) to Day 2’s count of 182 fish. Wednesday, 11 fishermen caught the five-fish limit compared to only four on Tuesday.
   The team results changed too on Day 2 with South Carolina taking over the top spot with a combined 142 lbs. 7 ozs., followed by Alabama with 141 lbs. 1 oz., Kentucky with 132 lbs. 5 ozs., North Carolina with 129 lbs. 12 ozs., Tennessee (Day 1 leader) with 119 lbs. 14 ozs., Florida with 102 lbs. 9 ozs., and Georgia with 87 lbs. 12 ozs.
   Tennessean Mark Pierce held on to the individual lead with a catch of 10 lbs. 14 ozs, moving his two-day total to 30 lbs. 1 oz., followed close by South Carolinian Jeff Green with 27 lbs. 8 ozs., Alabama’s Jamie Horton with 25 lbs. 13 ozs., Josh Warren of South Carolina with 23 lbs. 5 ozs., and Tennessean Mark Hardin with 23 lbs. 5 ozs.
   Green vaulted to second place in the individual competition with the help of a 7 lbs. 5 oz. Bass, which was the biggest fish of Day 2.
   Junior anglers from each state will join the tournament on Friday, the final day of the B.A.S.S. Federation Nation tournament. Final weigh in and awards for juniors, teams and individuals are scheduled for 2 p.m. CT at the Barren River Lake Resort boat ramp and marina.  
   While Thursday’s weather was almost perfect, unfortunately the prediction for Friday’s weather is wet, with the possibility of severe weather in the afternoon.

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