After three tough days of practice, Jamie Hartman came into this tournament with low expectations. They fell even lower on Day 1.
"It has been tough - straight up tough," said Hartman, after practice. "I'm just trying to catch five. My goal is 12 pounds. I don't know if I can do that."
Hartman, who won the Elite Series tournament here last June, weighed 4 bass totalling 8-10 to finish in 62nd place yesterday. But he's got a good start on a better day today - a 3-pounder at 9:15.