This morning at the ramp I talked to Brandon Lester. He was beaming with confidence, even in the face of frustration. Reason why? He is a ledge fishing expert.
Lester grew up and lives in southern middle Tennessee, just an hour's drive from Lake Guntersville, where ledge fishing is a popular summertime pattern, as it is on Lake Eufaula.
Coincidentally, Lester spent the days and weeks leading up to this tournament in training at Guntersville, Nickajack and Chickamauga, all on the Tennessee River.
The training is paying off. Lester has springboarded from 27th place on the official leaderboard to first on the BASSTrakk standings. Yesterday's weight was 35-4; now he's got 58-3