Nick Hatfield narrowly missed out on a Bassmaster Elite Series qualification in his first year in the Opens in 2018. He’s looking to improve on that momentum and start 2019 strong.
He did that yesterday with 18-15 and an 8th place spot. He’s backing it up today as well. He has a limit worth 17-18 pounds. That includes a 6-7 pounder. He may not have a great shot to win, but I’d expect him to be locked into the Top 10 or so. A lot of fishing time left but Hatfield has done his work today.
His area had 6-10 boats around yesterday, but today there were 20-22 hanging around. The pressure has made him lean on specific key spots within the grass flat and it’s paid off.
Photo by Tyler Woolcott.