Gustafson fishing a pipeline.

Jeff Gustafson has caught a couple of pickerel, which is usually a good sign that bass are nearby. 

He’s drop shotting near a water intake pipe that’s in 18 to 20 feet of water. Gustafson has no way of knowing that Brandon Lester has already put 20 pounds on the leaderboard. But he’s well aware that the hot start he was hoping for has not materialized.