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Bassmaster Classic Recap: Day Two Sees Hank Cherry, Jr. Hold Lead, Lester in Second

Who's leading on day two of the 2020 Academy Sports + Outdoors Bassmaster Classic presented by Huk?

Hank Cherry, Jr. held onto the lead for first place with a total of 45 pounds, 13 ounces after Day 2 of the 2020 Academy Sports + Outdoors Bassmaster Classic presented by Huk, but it will all come down to Sunday when the top 25 competitors fish for it all.

The biggest bass fishing tournament's second day saw some improved conditions, some big fish caught on docks, and unfortunately more than half of the field get cut.

Brandon Lester wrapped up a 20 pound, 1 ounce bag on Day 2 to move into second place with 41 pounds total, bumping John Crews down to third with 38 pounds, 3 ounces.

Todd Auten's big first day helped keep him in contention with 38 pounds even for fourth, and Stetson Blaylock rounds out the top five with 37 pounds, 9 ounces.

On bass fishing's biggest stage, and especially on Lake Guntersville, all it takes is one good day. There are 30-pound bags to be caught, and the weather looks to be in the anglers' favor.

We mentioned docks earlier, and that's indeed where plenty of the day's big bass were boated. Lester broke off what seemed to be a decent fish under a dock, only to rebound and find two more successful catches in the same area. One he had to lift over a rope tied from a boat to the dock, and it amazingly stayed on the line.

Even though the field was cut, you could tell how many anglers were thrilled to have gotten to experience the crowds and excitement of a Classic. They may not be fishing Sunday, but they got to see , hear, and feel what it's like to be on bass fishing's biggest stage.

We're in Birmingham, taking in the sights and festivities as the Bassmaster Classic Expo and Weigh-Ins take pace, and will be among the first to share the final day's results with you, so be sure to keep it tuned to Wide Open Spaces. for all the latest.