A Tough Bite

SA Bass - - Strategy -

On days one and two, pros weighed in 44 lim­its – 11.46 per­cent of pos­si­ble lim­its. That’s poor, but far bet­ter than the 2001 cham­pi­onship, which was held on Pick­wick. In that tour­na­ment, only four lim­its – 1.26 per­cent of the pos­si­ble lim­its – were weighed in the first two days. The se­cond worst limit per­cent­age in the cham­pi­onship also oc­curred at Pick­wick in 2005, when 19 lim­its were weighed in two days for a 4.75-per­cent limit catch. The 2017 cham­pi­onship ranks as the sixth tough­est in terms of per­cent­age of pos­si­ble lim­its caught dur­ing the qual­i­fy­ing rounds.

The reg­u­lar-sea­son Costa FLW Se­ries event held in May 1999 on Ken­tucky Lake saw only 24 lim­its – 7.41 per­cent of pos­si­ble lim­its – weighed in the first two days, which is the low­est rate in his­tory on the Ken­tucky/Barkley sys­tem in a Costa event. The 2017 cham­pi­onship had the se­cond low­est per­cent­age.

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