Roger Walters of Madisonville, Ky., caught Thursday’s Big Bass weighing 5 pounds, 13 ounces to win $250 in the co-angler division.
Overall, there were 349 bass weighing 577 pounds, 3 ounces caught by co-anglers. The catch included 27 five-bass limits.
Co-anglers are fishing for a top award of $25,000 this week and to move closer to qualifying for the Forrest Wood Cup.
Anglers will take off from Smith Lake Dam Access again today at 7 a.m. Takeoff will be at 7:30 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday.
Today’s and Friday’s weigh-ins will be held at Smith Lake Dam Access beginning at 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday’s final weigh-ins will be held at the Jasper Walmart at 4 p.m.