Mark Davis is off to a good start! Update by Bassmaster Marshal Kent Mittelstaedt
Jonathon VanDam is also among this small group of anglers fishing offshore. We have also seen him here on Day 1 and 2. He is the first angler in this group to hook up on the final day. From the distance, it looked like it was over three pounds.
Coming into today, Ish Monroe is one place out of Classic contention. He is in 41st place and needs to move up at least one spot to earn a 2016 Bassmaster Classic berth. He's done very well here so far, so if he can keep his momentum rolling, he will be happy after weigh-in this afternoon. He's only a few casts into his morning, and no fish yet, but the smallies will be on the chomp today--I guarantee it.
Jordan Lee lands his first of the day; not a giant but a good start. Photo and update by Bassmaster Marshal Chris Kempowski
Brett Hite has four fish in his livewell. No. 4 wasn't huge, but it was keeper. Update by Bassmaster Marshal Chuck Everette
We are not far from takeoff, and Brett Hite is putting on a show. Hite has caught 3. Here's a look at a good one, number 2. As I type this, he brings a third. A small one, but he tells some fans on the shore that he can cull it later. This is a good spot to sit on the bank and watch Elite anglers fish. Brett Hite, James Elam, Justin Lucas, Morizo Shimizu and Chris Lane are in my immediate vicinity. Hite won't let me finish this blog post without finding another.
The temps dropped, the wind laid down and the sun is shining -- it's beautiful! Overstreet, the newly converted Cheesehead, and I are awaiting the arrival of a few contenders, like Iaconelli, Monroe and Swindle, among others. As we sit here gulping in the cool air and admiring the scenery, I just had to mention: If you ever get a chance to vacation in Door County, especially Sturgeon Bay, I highly recommend it! This place is unbelievable.