Here's the latest War Room update from Lake Seminole:
After about an hour of unproductive time near the dam, Brett Hite has made a move, headind north about 10 minutes, not far from Wingate. Again he's fishing about 10 yards from the bank and casting toward shore. Brett tells us he has 14 pounds in the livewell. He's hoping to get to 20 pounds today to stay in the lead.
Update phone call with photographer James Overstreet, who is on the water following leader Brett Hite.
The wind is blowing and Mark Davis is grinding it out. He is alternating presentations rapidly. He is really picking this area apart. Pollen is the air and making it rather hazy in this backwater area. My camera gear is covered with it.
Update: Just minutes later, Davis lands a 3 1/2-pound fish. He looks to be throwing a swim jig.
Takahiro Omori made a half mile move. Soon after he caught his fifth fish. Now he has an estimated 20 pounds.
At 9:40 a.m., Aaron Martens just landed his first fish of the day. It appeared to be a solid 4-pounder, maybe closer to 5. Martens is throwing a lipless crankbait. He is a master at taking his time landing a bass hooked on one of these baits, which are known for causing tournament anglers to cry about lost fish. Martens took this one on a trip around the boat before attempting to land it.
Mark Davis made a move downriver to an area where I photographed him on Day 2. He is in the backwaters now.
See the Top 12 take-off on Day 4 of the Dick Cepek Tires Bassmaster Elite at Lake Seminole presented by Hardee's.