There have been too many bass in the 8-, 9- and 10-pound range caught here over the previous three days for any lead to be safe.
Even with the cushion of a 12-pound lead, Chris Lane plans to work just as hard on the final day, admitting "anything can happen" on a big-fish factory like the St. John's River.
The anglers cross the stage with their hauls from Day 3 of the Bassmaster Elite at St. Johns River.
He may live in Alabama now, but he grew up in Florida.
Florida native sacks his largest bag to take lead at Elite event on the St. John's River.
See what the Elites reeled in Day 2 of the Bassmaster Elite at St. Johns River.
More on-the-water action from the St. Johns River Day 2 of the Bassmaster Elite event in Palatka, Fla.
Never have so many bass anglers fished in so small an area and been so successful as what took place in the Bassmaster Elite Series St. Johns River Tournament on Thursday.
Randy Howell, the 2014 Bassmaster Classic winner, often says that professional bass fishing is a humbling sport.
See how the pros fared on the first day of the Bassmaster Elite at St. Johns River.