Brandon Lester

pro angler brandon lester bass fishing in shallow water

Momentum is a real thing in tournament bass fishing and there are very few anglers out there who have more forward momentum than Brandon Lester. The guy just had an incredible start to the season during the Florida swing notching an Opens win at Kissimmee Chain, a top-30 finish at St. Johns River and a fifth-place finish on the Harris Chain. I don’t know how you can start a season much better than that. He’s in a groove and you can see it when you watch him fish.

Hartwell is a far cry from those Florida fisheries he has been dominating but there’s something telling me I need to include him on this list. His confidence is probably high and he always has a great support crew behind him. Similar to Brandon Cobb, I’d hate to have this guy behind me on the final day of the Classic.