Suggs Leads Out Deep, Shallow Fish Wary And Tough

Photo: FLW Outdoors/Gary Mortenson
Patterns began to reveal themselves today at the Ouachita FLW Tour. Scott Suggs is working his trademark deep stuff and leads with back-to-back 17-pound-plus sacks.

Keith Monson moved up two spots to 2nd today on the strength of a 15-02 limit, and his 31-02 total puts him a little less than 4 pounds behind Suggs. Monson's fishing shallow.

And Jacob Powroznik weighed his second consecutive 15-pound bag and now sits in 3rd (up from 6th yesterday). He's also fishing shallow.

Overall the catch was light today and averaged around 8 pounds. That's largely because the shallow fish are extremely difficult to catch. They're up and around the flooded bushes, but in the ultra-clear water, they spook at the first sign of a boat. There are big fish up there – everyone's seen 20-pound bags – but getting them to bite is another story. Complete Story