Canterbury joins crowds atop leaderboard

Only 13 ounces separated leader Kyle Welcher and second-place Randy Sullivan at the end of Day 1. If the current BASSTrakk numbers are accurate, it could be even tighter at the conclusion of Day 2.

Scott Canterbury filled his limit and joined Chad Morgenthaler and Brandon Cobb atop the BASSTrakk leaderboard at 10:32 with a 2 3/4-pounder. That created a three-way tie at 27-12. With Lake Guntersville in the puzzling early transition from summer to fall, this tournament could stay tight to the end.