One-spot wonders are leading

Leader Jesse Wiggins isn't the only angler who has caught all of his fish from one spot over the last two-plus days. Ott DeFoe moved up the leaderboard from 31st to ninth over the first two days, and BASSTrakk currently shows him in second place behind Wiggins, after catching a 13-12 limit so far today.

"I've got one place that's been good to me, and that's it," DeFoe said yesterday. "I leaned on it a little harder today. I didn't want to burn it yesterday. I got a little more weight off it today. But I just couldn't get anything going after that."

It may be that one spot will hold up for Wiggins and DeFoe over four days. If so, it might be a first-time occurrence at Cherokee Lake. There's only been one other B.A.S.S. tournament here and that was 35 years ago. There has never been a four-day B.A.S.S. tournament here. Due to it's reputation for inconsistency, most anglers at Cherokee try to have plenty of waypoints to explore each day.

"I thought coming in that there was the potential to win off one spot, but four days is tough off one place here," DeFoe said. "I've seen three-day tournaments won off one place here, but four days? It's got to be a place where fish are coming to."