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.
Jordan Lee working a marker bouy early this morning. Photo and update by Bassmaster Marshal Chris Kempowski
James Elam caught the first bass of Day 3 with a 3-pound, 5-ounce smallmouth at 6:48 a.m., according to the BASSTrakk Twitter feed. Elam is probably locked in to the top 40 already, as he began the day in 19th place with 26-5.
Jacob Powroznik, Bobby Lane and Greg Hackney have all been in this small area since the tournament started on Thursday. When the fish hit the scales on Day 1 these three were 1st, 2nd and 4th. Then Powroznik and Lane dropped some yesterday while Hackney stayed constant. Hackney starts the final day with an edge over Chris Zaldain and Chad Pipkens, who are now second and third respectively. A lot of quality fish have been caught in this area this week.
Crews gets the morning started off right. Update by Bassmaster Marshal Scott Hill