If you're familiar with Lake Hartwell, you know the best time of the year to catch bass is during the blueback herring spawn. It usually occurs a couple of weeks after the major wave of bass have spawned. However, there's definitely at least a bit of herring spawn occurring now.
Hank Cherry didn't verbally answer the question, but essentially did with a big smile when asked about the herring spawn yesterday. Todd Auten, who finished in sixth place on Day 1 with 16-13, was asked about it too.
"If there is, I haven't found it," Auten said. "But I've heard a couple of guys are catching 'em like that, and that's probably how it will be won, especially on a day like (Friday). That's when it's really going to shine."