Eyes fixed on Hartwell

Brian Latimer came into the final day in 5th place, 5-11 back of Ott DeFoe. Latimer has had a solid year in the points race, but isn't quite in contention for an Elite Series invite. One thing he is in contention for is a GEICO Bassmaster Classic berth on Lake Hartwell. His sole focus is doing whatever it takes to come from behind and win this event because Hartwell is his home lake. Getting the opportunity to fish the big dance on your home lake is probably one of the coolest feelings and he hopes to turn the dream into reality here at Douglas.

He now has 3 in the box so far with 2 of them weighing roughly 3+ pounds.

Hitting a flurry has been big for him this week. It hasn't been easy, but Latimer has capitalized on his flurries and it has him in the hunt. He is waiting for that 30 to 45-minute window where he can catch a couple fish in short order and fill his limit.