Ehrler Widens 2017 Bassmaster Classic Lead

Brent Ehrler maintained his lead after two rounds of the Bassmaster Classic on Lake Conroe, Texas.

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Ehrler, who caught a 9-pound, 12-ounce largemouth as part of a 23-3 first-round total on Friday, boated 20-1 on Saturday for a 43-4 total and a two-pound lead entering Sunday's final round,  according to reporting by Game & Fish's sister publication Bassfan.com.



Second-place Dave Lefebre caught a 20-11 bag Saturday, giving him a two-day total of 41-01.


Ehrler and Levebre are the only anglers to have caught limits weighing more than 20 pounds in both rounds.

2017 Bassmaster Classic Leaders

from BassFan.com

1. Brent Ehrler: 43-04

2. Dave Lefebre: 41-01

3. Edwin Evers: 39-00

4. James Elam: 37-13

5. Bradley Roy: 37-10

6. Mike Iaconelli: 37-08

7. Kevin VanDam: 36-03

8. Steve Kennedy: 33-02

9. Justin Lucas: 31-07

10. Drew Benton: 31-0

Defending Classic champion Edwin Evers moved up to third place with 39 pounds.

The three-day tournament continues Sunday morning on Lake Conroe, a 21,000-acre reservoir on the San Jacinto River near Houston.

Take-off from Lake Conroe Park begins at 7:20 a.m. CT. Weigh-ins are scheduled at Minute Maid Park in Houston. Gates open at 3 p.m. CT. Actual weigh-ins begin at 4:30 CT. Admission is free.

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