The lone angler is atop the leaderboard after Day 2 of the 22nd annual American Bass Anglers Military Team Championship being held on Lewis Smith Lake.
Despite competing against teams of anglers, Yee, who is fishing alone, holds a slim lead heading into today’s final round in the three-day tournament.
Yee entered Thursday in second place, but followed up a 14.78-pound total with another 13.77 pounds for a total of 28.55 pounds going into today.
The tandem of Jeff Barrentine and Chris Webb is right behind at 27.68 after coming up a with five-limit total of 16.74 on Day 2.
Today’s final weigh-in begins at 3 p.m. at the Smith Lake Dam launch site. The top seven teams are within striking distance of Yee.
Kevin and Kyle Oleen are in third place with a 26.98 total after hauling in 14.11 pounds on Thursday.
The team of Marvin Howard and Tom Allman is in fourth at 25.96 followed by: Ronald Norris and Mitchell Oldnette (23.47), Jackie Flack and Steve Hay (23.02) and Lynn Oswalt and Jerry Allen (22.91).
Oswalt, who is from Jasper, is no stranger to success on the lake. He was the co-angler champion of the Wal-Mart FLW Tour event on Smith Lake in 2008, winning $20,000.
Day 1 leaders Craig Brandenburg and Michael Smith, followed up Wednesday’s total of 14.90 with a 5.73 total on Thursday to drop to 11th place.
Brandenburg and Smith have also come in with the biggest catch of the week, landing a 6.29-pound bass on Wednesday. The team of Kevin and Kyle Oleen came up with Thursday’s biggest catch at 5.29 pounds.
This week’s tournament was open to any active duty military or Coast Guard member, Department of Defense civilian, retired military member, honorably discharged veteran, military family members at least 16 years old and Department of Defense contractors.