JJ Patton, representing the Iowa B.A.S.S. Nation, explains his weigh-in song by singing it for the audience.
"If Rocky had won his first fight, it wouldn't have been such a good story," Bassmaster Emcee Dave Mercer told Choe.
"Yeah, there's going to be a Tony II and Tony III!" Choe said.
Chad Prough brings fans along for the ride.
Pennsylvania angler Daniel Gray waits to pulled be through to the B.A.S.S. Nation Championship stage.
"I made a long run today, and I'm planning on going to my backup spot tomorrow," Gray said.
Top photo: Tony Chachere (who happens to be a familiar face on the Opens circuit), prepares for the hungry anglers sure to accost him after the weigh-in.
Bottom photo: Chachere delivers!
David Cavell of the Louisiana B.A.S.S. Nation is welcomed to the stage by his family and support team.
When asked who her favorite angler was, Cavell's daughter Chloe said, "My Dad!"
Brett Reid is waiting for the Nation anglers to show up and weigh their fish.
Tim Johnston has the first limit that we've heard of so far. He says they're not much but he's proud of them.
Russell Phillips has two in the boat and maybe a third. The maybe is right on the line and he said he'll have to check it again before he heads in.