It was a wild ride to catch up with him but I finally found Jamie Hartman, the current leader, fishing beneath a bridge that spans the upper end of the lake.
The main lake channel where he had been fishing has gotten incredibly rough. It must’ve been a struggle to stay on his feet while fishing the grass edge along the main channel.
Caleb Sumrall, who had to swap boats with someone else in order to continue fishing this afternoon, stopped and asked Hartman if he planned to fish a grassline ahead of him. Hartman said he did, and Sumrall politely drove away, out of sight.
Right now Hartman is working a frog across a grass mat, and both of us expect to see a bass explode through the cover any minute.