An hour left in the first Elite Series tournament on Cherokee Lake and the top three anglers only boated three fish total after 2 p.m. yesterday.
Wiggins finishing up the earliest at 9:51 a.m.
Hartman upgrading twice after the 2 o'clock hour and Wheeler caught a fish pushing 4 pounds right at 3 o'clock.
We still have some time left, and the top two unofficial anglers hooked up as I am sending this in.
Hartman with a cull and Wheeler threw back a 3-pound fish that did not help.
Hartman's cull may have just shut the door.
Noting his larger fish "have come in the afternoon ... color change is what made it," Hartman said he ran through the school twice before changing colors, now he's 2/2 going into the last 45 minutes.
He needs about a 4-pound class fish to upgrade.