Southern juniors: one in the livewell

9:44 am EDT, Oct 26, 2013 | By Trey Reid

After some early equipment trouble, I'm back on the water. The first boat I spotted was the Southern Division representatives, Ben Stone of South Carolina and Clayton Childs of Georgia. Childs just put a small keeper in the boat. It's the second keeper for their boat this morning, but it's the only fish in the well. Stone caught a small spotted bass and elected to release it because "it started acting funny" when he put it in the box.

 

"I didn't want to take a chance on getting a penalty," Stone said. "But the way he swam off, I think he might've been playing possum."

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