Coby Carden is in seventh place headed into the final day, and Paul Mueller is right behind in eighth place.
2004 Bassmaster Classic winner Takahiro Omori holds a razor-thin lead over Dean Rojas, Michael Iaconelli, and defending Classic champion Randy Howell.
Reese struggles on Day 2, but keeps his composure.
After early, shallow bite, he plans to hit 50 to 60 spots Sunday.
Based on his backyard knowledge of Lake Hartwell, and a big FLW win here a year ago nearly to the exact calendar date, if Las Vegas made odds for the Bassmaster Classic, there’s a real good chance Casey Ashley would have been their favorite.
Competitors from area high schools will compete on Lake Keowee, Feb. 21, for the chance to win the coveted High School Classic trophy.
In now his third Bassmaster Classic, Randall Tharp hasn't experienced a smooth tournament yet, one without a breakdown of some kind that was out of his control. But this year's GEICO Bassmaster Classic presented by GoPro has been particularly frustrating.
The appreciation for David Walker's life-saving act continued Friday with a commendation from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Earlier this week Walker rescued Brandon Ardister after his boat sank 300 yards offshore on Lake Hartwell.
Paul Mueller is in 13th place in the 2015 GEICO Bassmaster Classic presented by GoPro.