Chapman staying put

We had a brief discussion with Brent Chapman before James Overstreet and I headed for Cypress Bend Park. Chapman has a 2-pounder in his livewell that he'd like to cull out. Replacing it with a 3-pounder would give him an even 20 pounds.


Of course, he'd like to do better than that in the final hours today. Few other Elite Series anglers in the 12-man final could have maximized their fishing time more than Chapman today. He's burned very little gas and caught enough bass in his primary area to keep him from making a major move.


Chapman just motored back across the boat trail to the place where he caught that 6-pounder this morning.


"I'm going to stay here because this is where I caught my best fish today," Chapman said.

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