Jacob Wheeler knew that the changing weather moving through the Lake Hartwell region could allow a buzzbait bite to form during the Bassmaster Classic. He was spot on as he caught numerous keepers on it during Day 2 and 3.
Mark Daniels Jr. made his first GEICO Bassmaster Classic and competed at Lake Hartwell. He stole the show with a 6-11 Berkley Big Bass on Day 1 and it had him in contention throughout the event.
Brent Ehrler had a solid offshore pattern going at Lake Hartwell, but decided to fish a few key docks at the end of the day and it resulted in his kicker 6-pound largemouth to keep him in contention.