SCOTTSBORO — New York native Jamie Hartman, who now lives in Arkansas, caught five bass Monday that weighed 23 pounds, 15 ounces and claimed his first Elite Series victory with a four-day total of 79-10 at the Academy Sports + Outdoors Bassmaster Elite at Lake Guntersville.
Hartman outscored Texas pro Chris Zaldain and Matt Arey, who both weighed in 79-4, by 6 ounces. Louisiana pro Caleb Sumrall brought 77-10 to the scales to finish fourth.
Florida angler Bernie Schultz earned $1,500 for big bass of the week with a 7-0 largemouth he caught on Day 1.
Another Florida pro, Drew Cook, took the lead in the Toyota Bassmaster Angler of the Year standings.