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."