From The Birmingham News
A huge rally by two-time Bassmaster Classic winner Kevin VanDam on Saturday put him atop a 10-man logjam for today's final round of the world championship of bass fishing on Lay Lake.
Weather permitting, the 25 remaining anglers were to leave at 7 this morning with VanDam leading 10th-place angler Randy Howell of Springville by just 51⁄2 pounds.
If Van Dam holds on he would become only the second angler to win more than two Classics.
VanDam busted the scales with a 19-pound-plus catch to jump from 19th to first Saturday. Also improving was California's Skeet Reese, who moved from third to second and Florida's Terry Scroggins moved from fifth to third.