BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) — A professional angler from Louisiana is sitting in first place going into the final day of a 6-day Major League Fishing tournament on the St. Lawrence River in Massena, N.Y.
During Tuesday’s Knockout Round, which marked the fifth day of the competition, Gerald Spohrer of Gonzales caught 35 bass weighing a combined total of 130 pounds, 8 ounces, beating the day’s second-place finisher, Brent Ehrler, by more than 9 pounds. Spohrer out-fished the 37 anglers who advanced with him to the round.
For the Championship Round Wednesday, all weights will be zeroed, and the angler who catches the most weight in bass will win $100,000. A total of $805,000 will be awarded to anglers by the end of the tournament, according to Major League Fishing spokesperson Joe Opager.
Now, just 10 anglers remain out of an original group of 80 elite anglers from around the world. Only the top anglers make it to the sixth and final day of competition….