Suggs third

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Folgers pro Scott Suggs of Bryant, Ark., holds down the third place spot going into the finals with a two-day total of 35 pounds, 6 ounces.

Suggs starts each tournament day on a deep spot, fishing for suspended fish to secure a limit and then heads to the bank to fish shallow and upgrade.

“Both days I’ve had a limit by 9 o’ clock,” Suggs said. “I’ve got one place where my boat sits over 130 feet of water; the fish are bunched up and I can catch them pretty quick. Getting a limit before I go to the bank helps me relax and I don’t have to worry about being hung out to dry by those shallow fish.

“Yesterday I caught 27 fish up shallow, but today I only caught five, so having a morning starting spot where I can secure a decent limit before I go hunting the bank helps tremendously.” Read More