There have been too many bass in the 8-, 9- and 10-pound range caught here over the previous three days for any lead to be safe.
Even with the cushion of a 12-pound lead, Chris Lane plans to work just as hard on the final day, admitting "anything can happen" on a big-fish factory like the St. John's River.
The anglers cross the stage with their hauls from Day 3 of the Bassmaster Elite at St. Johns River.
The pros share their waters and fish with an osprey on Day 3 of the Bassmaster Elite Series at St. Johns River.
Never have so many bass anglers fished in so small an area and been so successful as what took place in the Bassmaster Elite Series St. Johns River Tournament on Thursday.
Randy Howell, the 2014 Bassmaster Classic winner, often says that professional bass fishing is a humbling sport.