Jordan Lee entered this Classic with the burden of being considered the College BASS angler with the best chance to do well here. Granted, that's a short list. College BASS qualifiers were added only three years ago.
Lee left Day One disappointed - in 40th place with 4 fish weighing 13-7.
But knowing the lake as well as the Auburn, Ala., native does fueled his 21-11 comeback Saturday and moved him up to 14th place. Lee knows what a late-winter warm rain can do to the bass in Guntersville. So he put four flipping sticks on the deck Saturday and went to the bank.
"I was catching 'em in a foot of water," Lee said.
His catches included Saturday's big bass of 8 pounds, 8 ounces. And, naturally, Lee is back punching shallow grass again today.