Photographer James Overstreet finally caught up with tournament leader Jordan Lee.
In the boat are 4 keepers caught from runoff in the far back reaches of a creek.
“After not fishing like that yesterday I thought to give it a try.”
That tactic didn’t last long, though. Lee moved back out to the points where he plans to fish a Shaky Head worm rig. He’s not seeing the spotted bass in the clear water, although he suspects they are spawning.
“I think I can catch about 15 pounds doing this, maybe more with a largemouth added to the weight.”
He expects to soon fill a limit and hopefully begin culling up. The bonus largemouth would be good. Lee, and others within striking distance know the average 3-pound weight of the lake’s spotted bass isn’t enough to boost weights. It takes a largemouth to make enough weight to be safe from any challengers for the lead.