Gessner Holds Lead, Bowden Makes Move at Lady Bass Classic on Lake Palestine!

Lynda Gessner of Hot Springs, AR sacked 12.19 pounds of Lake Palestine bass today to maintain her lead in the Lady Bass Classic.

Gessner started strong yesterday with nearly 20 pounds and her total now stands at 31.85 pounds, just a tad over 7 pounds ahead of Cheryl Bowden of North Richland Hills, TX who moved up a notch to 2nd today with a limit that weighed 13.67 pounds (24.79 total).

Martha Goodfellow of Simpsonville, SC was the big mover of the day with a 15.98-pound limit that pushed her total to 23.08 pounds.

A big chunk of Goodfellow’s weight came in the form of a 9.85-pound fish that is currently the big bass of the tourney.

Melinda Hays of Sheridan AR made a jump up the leader board with 5 fish that weighed 13.52 and improved her total to 21.33 pounds.

Lisa Johnson of Centre, AL weighed-in a 2nd consecutive limit that went 11.2 pounds for a total weight of 20.69, good for 5th place heading into Saturday’s final round.

On the co-angler side, Cindy Adler from Harrison, AR made a big move of her own with a 14.56-pound effort that ran her total weight to 18.41 pounds.

Christian Baxter of Talladega, AL improved to 2nd with another solid co-angler limit (3 fish) that weighed 9.89. Combined with her 7.24 pounds from Day 1, Baxter has 16.63 in total weight.

First day leader Alisa Johnson , who hails from Chandler, TX, dropped to 3rd but is well within striking distance of the lead with a total weight of 16.18 pounds.

Noella McLauren of Vivian, LA is 4th with 12.31 pounds.

DeAnna Lovvorn of Bradyville, TN is 5th with 10.85.