Palmer staying strong

Second-year Elite Series angler Luke Palmer started the day in 11th place, and he's staying strong today. Palmer's 4-1 near the 10 o'clock hour and a 3-2 at 11:42 have provided the bulk of his 11-11 five-bass limit that has him in 10th place, unofficially.

Palmer, who turns 30 later this month, doesn't have much room for error if he's going to qualify for his second-straight Bassmaster Classic. The Coalgate, Okla., angler is 35th in AOY points. By the way, Palmer finished 15th at Guntersville in March, in his first Classic. He was 47th at Guntersville in the Elite Series event in June 2019.