The B.A.S.S. Nation family has been rooting for its six representatives who went to the Classic, plus Albert Collins and Matt Lee, whose ties to the B.A.S.S. Nation are strong.
But now, there is only one man left standing.
Jonathan Carter, who qualified for the Classic by way of winning the B.A.S.S. Nation Eastern Divisional in Massachusetts and then by winning the Eastern Division at the B.A.S.S. Nation Championship in Alabama, is the first Mainer ever to compete in the Classic. And he has represented Maine and the B.A.S.S. Nation very well in the 2013 Bassmaster Classic.
He has brought a limit to the scales both days — 18-11 on Day 1 and 11-1 on Day 2 — and he's held steady in seventh place. Today is a new day, though, and he said he's hoping for some big fish.
"I'm going to run some of the same to start, then hit an area I've been thinking of all week," said Carter before Day 3 started.
Carter is the only one of the B.A.S.S. Nation anglers to have made the Top 25 cut for Day 3. Today, he'll stand alongside the top names in the sport on fishing's biggest stage, and all of the B.A.S.S. Nation will be cheering for him.