BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) – Professional angler and Louisiana resident Darold Gleason is leading day two of a three-day Bassmaster Central Open tournament at Sam Rayborn Reservoir in east Texas.
Gleason, who lives in Many, La., secured a five-fish limit weighing in at more than 27 pounds on Friday, bringing his two-day total consisting of 10 bass to 44 pounds, 4 ounces, according to tournament standings posted on bassmaster.com.
Gleason explained to outdoor writer David A. Brown how he had a successful second day.
“I have a system and I’m just running it,” Gleason told Brown. “I’m trying to catch what I can in the morning to get a limit. When I get a limit, no matter what it weighs, I’m locking a 3/4-ounce V&M football jig in the Gleason’s Candy color in my hand.”
Gleason used a rod rigged with 15-pound fluorocarbon line when he threw the jig, which he paired with a V&M J-Bug trailer.
Gleason caught his five-fish limit early by…