At Lake Martin numerous anglers caught fish that bit right beside the boat. A good lesson during the year when fish are feeding heavily (prespawn, shad spawn, topwater, fall) is to fish your bait all the way to the boat before calling it quits.
The Lake Martin Elite Series event was eventually won by fishing shallow, but the field had a variety of tactics. Here we explain how Roy Hawk and Takahiro Omori rose to the top of the leaderboard with a shallow crankbait.
Brett Hite enjoyed a solid start to his final day at Lake Martin where he eventually finished in 11th place.