"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."
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.