Not sure of the weight that day one leaders have from UCF but they do have a limit. As we pulled up they were culling a fish close to 2 pounds.
Second place team Abraham Baldwin Ag College is sitting on 0 fish as of 9:21.
There are about 50 boats in this picture. Another 50 behind us. Lake Okeechobee has the tendency to concentrate fish, and thus the fishermen, in one or two spots in Okeechobee. Today is a normal day on the Big O. There just happens to be 450 tournament anglers on the water today.
The college anglers await launch on Day Two of the 2014 Carhartt College Southern B.A.S.S. Regional.
Photos by Carey Barrett.
Slow! That's the story on the water today. Slow grind. Temps in the 40s. The most we've heard of after talking to 15 boats is 4 dinks. Okeechobee is crushing dreams this morning.
We're on the water now in the area where most of the Top 12 finishers fished during the Bassmaster Classic Wild Card last month. I count 31 boats in sight but nobody's catching much at the moment. There are still fish in the area apparently but this cold front has hit the area hard as it has the whole lake. A 30-degree drop in air temps and 25 MPH winds are not ideal on Okeechobee. We'll see if things warm up fast enough for the bite to pick up this afternoon.
College anglers take to Lake Okeechobee on Day One of the 2014 Carhartt College Southern B.A.S.S. Regional.
Photo by Carlos Vergara