He then ran to some new water -that looked similar to the area where he lost the fish- and made 3 huge upgrades in the last hour of the tournament. Kent jumped to the top of the leaderboard after his day 2 weight of 17.45lbs (3 smallmouth and 2 largemouth bass) for a total of 30.15.
With the win, he now qualifies to compete in the B.A.S.S. Nation Central Regional in 2019. The win also granted him an invite to fish the Classic Bass Champions Tour in 2019.
Kent fished main lake sand and gravel flats from 6 to 16ft with a soft plastic tube style bait to accumulate his creel. He attributes hard work, believing in his abilities and a positive attitude as the keys to his success.
Learn more about Kent:
Facebook: Kent Mittelstaedt Fishing