Bass fishing is supposed to be unpredictable. Each tournament is supposed to be anyone’s to win. And when it’s a ledge-fishing shoot-out, modern electronics supposedly have leveled the playing field.
Yet, when Randy Haynes enters a tournament on the Tennessee River chain in summer, the results have gotten downright predictable.
This afternoon at the Country Chevrolet dealership parking lot in Benton, Ky., Mark Rose, Jason Lambert and Barry Wilson all brought more than 24 pounds to the scales in a final-day slugfest at the Rayovac FLW Series Central Division tournament on Kentucky Lake. Each probably felt like he had a strong shot at walking away the champion, and statistically, they all did. The field was only separated by about 4 pounds to start the day. But, on days when everyone in the field has a stellar outing, it seems like Haynes is still just a little bit better. It almost feels like it’s not even fair.
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