Carhartt Bassmaster College Series Blog

Catching up with Clemson

10:24 am EST, Jan 5, 2015
I just caught up with Garvin and Reome also of Clemson. They're having a slow start with only one small keeper so far.
They're not all that worried though. As Garvin pointed out, they didn't have a fish until 12:30 yesterday. 

In second place, Clemson stays close

8:40 am EST, Jan 5, 2015
Daytona State packed up and headed south on their three hour run.
The second place team from Clemson University was just around the corner, so I figured, "A bird in the hand..."
As I pulled up, cameraman Wes Miller said, "You just missed the 4-pounder." That fish easily puts Clemson in front of Daytona State for at least three hours if the Oltorik brothers don't stop anywhere else first.
Since then, Clemson's Baylor Ronemus and Cole Tinsley have put another solid keeper in the boat.   

Daytona State sets up shop

8:34 am EST, Jan 5, 2015

Daytona State sets up shop offshore as the remainder of the top 20 blow by.

Weather update

11:23 am EST, Jan 4, 2015

The sun has finally broken through, something several anglers wanted. However the wind hasn't let up. If anything it's picked up a bit. Definitely a sustained 15 mph if not more. That's going to play a big factor today for some teams that made a long run. Several teams timed their runs down today. Hopefully they're able to tell the wind has picked up because the 45 minutes that it took to get into Lake George may be more like an hour and a half to make the return trip. There are few worse feelings than fishing in a canal all day and packing up to head back only to find waves crashing into the mouth of the canal. 

More out than in

10:54 am EST, Jan 4, 2015

Several anglers are working offshore in an attempt to intersect pre-spawners. There seems to be more boats out than in today. 

Daytona State makes a run

9:08 am EST, Jan 4, 2015

Daytona State suits up for a long haul: a 3 hour run according to the Oltorik brothers who sat in 2nd after Day 1. They leave Crescent Lake with 1 keeper. 

Breezy point

9:06 am EST, Jan 4, 2015

The Navionics folks got this one right. The wind has blown relentlessly since takeoff. A sustained 10-15 with 20-25 mph gusts. The sun is finally try to break through but it's going to be mostly cloudy for a while yet. 

Rolin with a nice one

9:05 am EST, Jan 4, 2015

Christi Rolin from Georgia State University gets a nice one early.

The weatherman lied

8:25 am EST, Jan 4, 2015

Shaye Baker reports on the actual state of the weather this morning out on the St. Johns.

Dayton State with first keeper

8:19 am EST, Jan 4, 2015

Cameraman Carey Barret just reported Daytona State catching their first keeper of the day, a fish they broke off yesterday.