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Sunline Strong Performer: Delaware River

<b><font color=green>Sunline Strong Performer: Delaware River</font></b>

Shaw Grigsby had a simple explanation for why he went from 60th place after day 1 of the Delaware River Bassmaster Elite Series to 9th after day 2: He started catching all the fish that bit.

To facilitate that, he made a basic adjustment to his Texas-rigged Strike King Rage Bug.

"I unpegged my weight and that made a huge difference," he said. "On day 1 they were dropping it a lot, or I'd set the hook and the bait would be gone.

"Unpegging it allowed that weight to break away from it. I believe it got me more strikes, but it really helped me catch them."

His day-2 weight (14-15) was well over 10 pounds more than he'd brought in the previous day (4-02), when he'd landed only three keepers. He concluded the event with a couple of 9-pound stringers and ended up 5th in the final standings.

"I was fishing way up in a creek and if I'd had it to myself I might have been able to win it. It turned out there was like five other boats up there.

"It was just one of those things you do what you can and catch what you can and be happy."

The Sunline Strong Performer, which focuses on the angler who makes the most significant single-day move in the standings at each tour-level event, is brought to you by the great people at Sunline.

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