Gutierrez Stretches His Advantage To 11 Pounds

A lot of Bassmaster Elite Series anglers have anointed California’s Clear Lake the new bass-fishing capital of the world. If that’s the case, then Greg Gutierrez has served two terms as king, president, prime minister, or whatever title is bestowed upon the holder of the highest office in the realm.

The diminutive firefighter from neighboring Red Bluff caught another giant bag – a pound more than on day 1 – to lead for the second straight day. If he stays on his current pace, he’ll obliterate the BASS 4-day weight record by nearly 18 pounds.

His 33-13 stringer gave him a 66-10 total for 2 days and an advantage of nearly 11 pounds over a field that’s absolutely clobbering big fish. There have been four 30-pound-plus bags weighed thus far, and he’s responsible for two of them.

“I’m pretty well stoked,” he said. “No matter what happens from here on out, I’ve had a wonderful 2 days.

“I’m so excited that I was awake at 2:30 this morning, just wide-eyed. I’ll sleep better tonight now that I’ve made the cut.”  Read More >

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