A New Jersey fisherman held what tournament officials considered a strong lead over his rivals Saturday in the Delaware River's first Bassmaster Elite competition.
If Mike Iaconelli of Pittsgrove Township maintains his lead Sunday, he will take home $100,000.
In all, 106 anglers will have competed in the four-day tournament to catch the most total weight, with up to five bass per day.
Iaconelli, known by his fans as "Ike," was 6 pounds, 9 ounces ahead of the second-place angler Saturday, after three days of fishing. The total weight of his 15 bass in the first three days of competition was 37 pounds.