Big fish flurry brings midday thunder

Boom, boom, boom. 

Did you hear that? The skies are dark, but it wasn’t thunder — at least not the meteorological kind.

That was the sound of a midday flurry in which three Bassmaster Elite pros each dropped huge smallmouth on the BASSTRAKK Leaderboard. Total weights and angler positions are unofficial until today’s weigh-ins, which begin at 3 o’clock, but BASSLive showed the catches and there’s no question what just happened.

11:41 Jamie Hartman: 4-0 

12:10 Brandon Palaniuk: 4-4

12:13: Seth Feider: 4-12

After three days of heavy fishing pressure and several huge sacks, we weren’t sure how much big-fish potential remained on the spots these anglers were targeting. 

Like Elvis, speculation has left the building.

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