Bossier City’s Nick LeBrun finished second Saturday in the St. Croix Bassmaster Central Open at Ross Barnett presented by Mossy Oak Fishing in Ridgeland, Miss.
LeBrun caught a three-day total of 47 pounds, 11 ounces. After placing 11th on Day 1 with 15-3, he moved to second on Day 2 with 17-9. He finished with 14-15.
Targeting specific shoreline structure and cover, LeBrun was fishing an area where he suspected a late wave of spawners had pulled up shallow.
Covering water to find bass he couldn’t see in the lake’s muddy water, he caught fish on a bladed jig, a Texas-rigged V&M Chopstick and a frog.
“I just stayed on my Lowrance Ghost trolling motor, just junk fishing; fishing what’s in front of me,” he said. “Probably 12 of my 15 fish came out of Pelahatchie Bay. I also had some offshore stuff that I stopped on today.”
LeBrun won $25,500.
Lee Livesay of Longview, Texas, won with 48-11, including 25-12 on Day 1. He won $52,500.
Trevor McKinney of Benton, Ill., was third with 45-9.