Gustafson scores immediately

Jeff Gustafson immediately began taking the drama out of this fog-delayed final day. He arrived at 9:15 after his 35-mile run to the canal between lakes Loudoun and Tellico, and he put a keeper in the livewell at 9:20.

“That takes the pressure off,” Gustafson yelled. Even more encouraging was what he saw on his graph, noting, “When I set the hook, there were four more with it."

Photo by Seigo Saito