If any one weather factor has changed the game today it's the wind. Wind-driven current moves baitfish, and smallmouth follow in pursuit. The wind is moving from the southwest at 18 mph.
With the wind fishing in the open water is another plus, which is what Jacob Wheeler, Jamie Hartman and Seth Feider are doing.
Hartman is in a groove in more ways than one. He's fishing very used water. As in an area that got hammered earlier in the week. A fresh population of smallmouth are moving in.
Another difference is how Hartman is working his bait, which is drop shot style. He's shaking the rod as opposed to not imparting any action at all.