Anglers, relieved not to be out in storm, remained eager to sack Guntersville
Strong storms, possible tornados, forces first-day cancellation
Despite Comfortable Lead, Florida's Chris Lane Falters, Finishes Second
Lane avoids local pressure and separates himself from the pack
Co-angler race comes down to the difference between a blunder and a miracle
After weights generally increased Friday from Day One, the forecasted cloudless skies and calm conditions were bound to put a premium on the early morning bite.
Cloud cover, steady winds and generally warming water temperatures no doubt boosted the field as a whole.
Of all the big names who struggled Thursday, none was bigger than VanDam, the two-time Classic champ who couldn't even manage to boat a limit from Clarks Hill Lake.
Day One of the Pride of Georgia presented by Evan Williams Bourbon, Clark Hills Lake.