Shaw Grigsby entered the final regular season Bassmaster Elite Series event at Oneida Lake seeming safely qualified for the 2013 Bassmaster Classic in Tulsa next February.
Randy Howell said 9 a.m. was the magic time, so we should start seeing the fish catches rolling in.
Todd Faircloth has vacated the grassbed where he caught the 3-pounder a while ago and headed back to the section of the lake where he began his day. We've decided not to follow him just yet.
We just talked with Brian Mason, the Bassmaster cameraman who has been in the boat with Brent Chapman. He's moving on to film Randy Howell. Mason says Chapman won't even say the words Angler of the Year.
I just left Howell's boat and it was an exciting morning.
Scott Rook of Little Rock, Ark., is another angler under pressure this week.
Finding fish in the offshore weedbeds of Oneida is like searching for a moving needle in underwater haystacks.
Brent Chapman just pulled in keeper number three. He estimated the weight at 2 and 3/4 pounds. We're thinking he has 7 pounds in the Livewell.
Nothing is certain in this game, but it would be hard to imagine Brent Chapman falling from his perch atop the Toyota Tundra Angler of the Year standings.