Competing in an FLW Tour event at the lake, Dudley weighed a five-fish bag weighing 24 pounds to take the tournament lead. So, almost five pounds per fish. Champlain has awesome smallmouth fishing, but a picture of Dudley after the weigh-in showed him with largemouths, including a 6-pounder.
His quote after the weigh-in was classic Dudley: “They were biting. It’s Lake Champlain in June. They bite. … You can go anywhere and do anything you want to do.”