Auten, Mosley catching prespawners

Todd Auten landed a largemouth bass at 8:45 that clearly had a belly full of eggs. It went into BassTrakk as a 4 1/2-pounder, but appeared to be at least a 5-pounder. It put Auten in the lead. He’s also got a 3 1/2-pounder in his 12-pound, 10-ounce limit.

Brock Mosley, the Day 1 leader with 16-15, boated his fifth keeper, which was also a pre-spawn largemouth, shortly after. Auten has a 5-ounce lead over Mosley at 9 a.m. At least so far today, the action appears to be building on the better-than-expected Day 1 at Neely Henry.