We just caught up with Auburn's Jordan Lee and Shane Powell. They guess they're sitting on 10 pounds or so, which seems to be pretty fair, based on our limited intel. Chandler Ray told me that Jordan's motor blew two days ago and mama Lee drove brother Matt's boat up from Alabama. Matt is in his Carhartt-wrapped Triton/Mercury. That's family love right there, folks.
Young Harris' Peeler and Rutherford just added a 3-pounder to their livewell, giving them between 12 and 13 pounds. Chandler Ray says that the fishing is tough because the pair is targeting brushpiles, something they rarely do, except when it's tough.
We've pulled up on the local favorites, Young Harris College's Matthew Peeler and Brad Rutherford.
UNC Charlotte's Shane Lehew and Eric Self are bouncing all over the eastern arm of Chatuge ...
3 bass, 2 casts - that's efficiency!
The Carhartt College Series National Championship is underway! Here are the first images from the north Georgia mountains and Lake Chatuge.
UNA's Zachary Wiggers and Andrew Nutt are nearby and have four fish four roughly 8 pounds. Like many teams, they're chasing spotted bass that are schooling on blueback herring, throwing spoons and top waters. The overcast skies should keep the Topwater bite alive for a while longer.
My boat driver Chandler Ray, a senior at Georgia Southwestern, settler down on Georgia Southern's Trent Palmer am Tanner Parker, who are fishing top waters and jigging spoons in 40 feet of water. They've got two small spots in the well at the moment for roughly three pounds. The rain that was forecasted never showed. The name of this game is hitting As many spots as possible, as bias are constantly buzzing around us. Lots of anglers are sharing water, so getting the proper bait and presentation dialed in will be critical to catching fish behind other teams.