Day Three on the water

The Top 12 compete on Smith Lake in conditions that are much cooler than yesterday.

<p>Brent Crow started the morning in fourth place with 25 pounds, 15 ounces.</p>
Photo: James Overstreet - Brent Crow started the morning in fourth place with 25 pounds, 15 ounces.
<p>Jason Williamson started the final day of fishing in 12th place with 21 pounds, 8 ounces.</p>
Photo: James Overstreet - Jason Williamson started the final day of fishing in 12th place with 21 pounds, 8 ounces.
<p>Tournament leader Craig Daniel was running and gunning early.</p>
Photo: James Overstreet - Tournament leader Craig Daniel was running and gunning early.
<p>Daniel was fishing bluff walls and rock points.</p>
Photo: James Overstreet - Daniel was fishing bluff walls and rock points.
<p>Daniel pulls his first fish of the day into the boat.</p>
Photo: James Overstreet - Daniel pulls his first fish of the day into the boat.
<p>Daniel drops the fish safely into the bottom of the boat.</p>
Photo: James Overstreet - Daniel drops the fish safely into the bottom of the boat.
<p>Daniel steps back to the bow of the boat to get back to work.</p>
Photo: James Overstreet - Daniel steps back to the bow of the boat to get back to work.
<p>A soft plastic jerkbait was Daniel’s weapon of choice.</p>
Photo: James Overstreet - A soft plastic jerkbait was Daniel’s weapon of choice.
<p>Another fish takes the jerkbait along a bluff wall.</p>
Photo: James Overstreet - Another fish takes the jerkbait along a bluff wall.
<p>A small spotted bass is pulled from the water.</p>
Photo: James Overstreet - A small spotted bass is pulled from the water.
<p>Daniel quickly fired another cast.</p>
Photo: James Overstreet - Daniel quickly fired another cast.
<p>Daniel didn’t stay in one place very long, continuing his running and gunning pace.</p>
Photo: James Overstreet - Daniel didn’t stay in one place very long, continuing his running and gunning pace.
<p>Daniel’s move quickly pays off as he fights a fish to the back of the boat.</p>
Photo: James Overstreet - Daniel’s move quickly pays off as he fights a fish to the back of the boat.
<p>Daniel puts his best fish of the morning into the boat.</p>
Photo: James Overstreet - Daniel puts his best fish of the morning into the boat.
<p>The fish goes in the livewell and Daniel was putting together a quick limit of fish. </p>
Photo: James Overstreet - The fish goes in the livewell and Daniel was putting together a quick limit of fish.
<p>Kevin Hawk pulls out a drop shot on a long point.</p>
Photo: James Overstreet - Kevin Hawk pulls out a drop shot on a long point.
<p>Hawk hangs the drop shot in a brushpile and pulls to get it free.</p>
Photo: James Overstreet - Hawk hangs the drop shot in a brushpile and pulls to get it free.
<p>After breaking off, Hawk pulls another rod from the deck and gets back to fishing.</p>
Photo: James Overstreet - After breaking off, Hawk pulls another rod from the deck and gets back to fishing.
<p>A strong front with a north wind moved across Smith Lake early into the final day.</p>
Photo: James Overstreet - A strong front with a north wind moved across Smith Lake early into the final day.
<p>Chris Lane fights a fish along a rocky point.</p>
Photo: James Overstreet - Chris Lane fights a fish along a rocky point.
<p>Lane works the fish around his boat.</p>
Photo: James Overstreet - Lane works the fish around his boat.
<p>Lane reacts as the fish comes unhooked.</p>
Photo: James Overstreet - Lane reacts as the fish comes unhooked.
<p>Lane estimated the fish weighed more than 4 pounds. </p>
Photo: James Overstreet - Lane estimated the fish weighed more than 4 pounds.
<p>Lane jerks the trolling motor, deciding to relocate.</p>
Photo: James Overstreet - Lane jerks the trolling motor, deciding to relocate.
<p>Lane’s co-angler, Teb Jones, began the day with the co-angler lead.</p>
Photo: James Overstreet - Lane’s co-angler, Teb Jones, began the day with the co-angler lead.
<p>Lane sweeps his rod into another bass.</p>
Photo: James Overstreet - Lane sweeps his rod into another bass.
<p>Lane jerks the fish from the water.</p>
Photo: James Overstreet - Lane jerks the fish from the water.
<p>Lane tries to gain control of the awkwardly hooked bass.</p>
Photo: James Overstreet - Lane tries to gain control of the awkwardly hooked bass.
<p>Lane wins the battle with the fish.</p>
Photo: James Overstreet - Lane wins the battle with the fish.