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5th: McClelland Feels Good

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Photo by: B.A.S.S. / Seigo Saito > Day 4: 5, 23-04 (20, 90-01) McClelland's finish was easily his best of 2018 – his previous high was a 28th at Lake Travis.

"I feel like I had a great event," he said. "Could I have caught more (weight) on 1 or 2 days? Yeah, I weighed a 2-15 yesterday and a 3-04 today and if I could've gotten rid of those I'd have had a little bit better bags, but it was still a good tournament."

His best fish of the day, a 6-1, bit after another good one had raced toward the bottom and spit out his hook.

"When it came off I opened my bail to let the line start falling, and then it quit falling and I raised up and that fish was on there. I truly don't think it was the same fish because that one fought harder than the one that came off."

He employed a variety of baits on dropshot rigs, including a Big Bite Baits Limit Maker and a prototype offering from that company. Read more