Brandon Lester hasn't won an Elite Series event, but he came heart-breakingly close at the St. Lawrence River last year. Lester led the tournament after two days. He finished third, only 18 ounces behind winner Josh Bertrand. And Lester had his hand on the winning fish, a 5-plus-pounder that came unhooked at the boat.
Lester has been steady through two days this week. He started the day in 27th place after finishing 26th on Day 1. And he's staying steady again today with a limit weighing 13-13 at 2 o'clock, according to BASSTrakk.