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Richardson of Canada Holds 2 Ounce Lead Going into Final Day

Ounces Separate Top Five Anglers For Final Day of Eastern Divisional

Curtis Richardson of Canada holds a two ounce lead, heading into the final day of the TBF Eastern Divisional Championship on Lake Ontario, in Kingston,Ontario Canada.  After weighing in the second largest bag on Day One, with 21-05 pounds, he followed it up on Thursday with 17-01 pounds.  His total of 38-06 pounds is just two ounces better than Cory Baright of New York who has 38-04 pounds.  Baright weighed in one of the five bags that weighed over twenty pounds today, with a 20-15 pound sack.  Just a mere three ounces separates second and third place as well.  Herb Meyer of Maine, weighed 20-06 pounds today to jump to 38-01 pounds.  Fourth place is 37-15 pounds, just two ounces out of third place.  Russell Watkins of Canada, weighed the second heaviest bag on Day 2 with a big 20-06 sack.  Matt Thoin, of New Hampshire, weighed 17-06 pounds to bring his total to 36-04 pounds, to round out the top five anglers.

A total of 356 fish were brought to the scales on Thursday, which weighed 1051-07 pounds.  Out of 94 anglers, a total of 53 limits were recorded and 77 anglers brought at least one fish to the scales on Thursday.  The daily big bass was won by Andrew Shufelt of Canada, with a beautiful smallmouth that weighed 5-11 pounds.

In the state to state competition, Massachusetts leads the pack with 305-09 pounds.  Vermont is close behind with 289-06 pounds.  Connecticut sits in third with 278-01 pounds.  Canada is in fourth with 271-06 pounds.  Fifth belongs to New Hampshire with 268-02 pounds.  New York has 247-13 pounds while Maine has 239-10 pounds and Rhode Island has 123-12 pounds.

The top two weights in each state is a very close race in nearly every state.  It will all come down to who finds the right big bite on Friday.

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