Cullman County's Jesse Wiggins was comfortably ahead in a field of 40 anglers at the close of competition in the second day of the Major League Fishing tournament at Smith Lake.

The Group anglers started Wednesday before sunrise and finished at 2:30 p.m.

Wiggins, who has several tournament wins to his credit, soared into the lead by mid morning and hooked 70.15 pounds of bass.

He will return with this group to the water on Friday.

The Class A anglers from Tuesday will begin their elimination round Thursday. The group includes Cullman brothers Matt Lee, 9th place, and Jordan Lee, 10th place.

The top prize is $100,000.

Wednesday's complete list of anglers and their catches includes:

Rank       Name           Weight    Fish     Largest

1st     Jesse Wiggins     70 - 15     48     3 - 06

2nd     Todd Faircloth     54 - 01     33     3 - 06

3rd     Shin Fukae     53 - 13     33     2 - 15

4th     James Watson     50 - 01     25     4 - 04

5th     Dean Rojas     44 - 02     25     4 - 05

6th     Justin Lucas     40 - 05     27     2 - 08

7th     Zack Birge     39 - 01     24     2 - 07

8th     Jeff Sprague     35 - 03     26     2 - 01

9th     Fred Roumbanis     35 - 00     25     2 - 07

10th     Jeff Kriet     34 - 07     27     1 - 14

11th     Dave Lefebre     34 - 07     25     2 - 08

12th     Casey Ashley     34 - 04     22     2 - 08

13th     Timmy Horton     34 - 01     21     2 - 11

14th     John Murray     30 - 12     23     2 - 05

15th     Skeet Reese     30 - 12     20     3 - 02

16th     Aaron Martens     29 - 07     20     3 - 03

17th     Bradley Roy     28 - 15     19     2 - 01

18th     Mike Iaconelli     28 - 14     22     2 - 02

19th     Brent Chapman     27 - 12     19     2 - 10

20th     Anthony Gagliardi     25 - 09     18     2 - 04

21st     Michael Neal     25 - 08     16     2 - 14

22nd     Mark Rose     24 - 13     17     2 - 14

23rd     Adrian Avena     23 - 09     16     2 - 01

24th     Mark Daniels, Jr.     22 - 08     14     2 - 09

25th     Roy Hawk     22 - 00     14     3 - 05

26th     Greg Vinson     21 - 01     15     1 - 15

27th     Britt Myers     20 - 14     13     3 - 12

28th     Randy Howell     20 - 12     16     1 - 11

29th     Jared Lintner     20 - 02     14     1 - 15

30th     Jacob Powroznik     19 - 09     12     2 - 10

31st     Brett Hite     19 - 04     13     2 - 08

32nd     Randall Tharp     18 - 01     12     2 - 05

33rd     Fletcher Shryock     15 - 15     10     2 - 08

34th     Andy Montgomery     15 - 09     13     2 - 08

35th     Gary Klein     15 - 09     12     2 - 01

36th     Cliff Pace     15 - 08     12     1 - 13

37th     Jason Christie     14 - 13     12     1 - 10

38th     Ish Monroe     13 - 06     10     1 - 15

39th     Russ Lane     13 - 05     8     3 - 00

40th     Paul Elias     12 - 01     8     2 - 06

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