Shane Powell of Auburn University just put number one in the boat, the first official keeper that we've see in the Carhartt College Series Classic Bracket. Shane started close but everybody should have made it to their water by now.
Quite the chilly morning in Michigan for this Alabama on the water reporter. It was 49 degrees this morning but forecasted to warm up to the 80s.
It's almost go-time as parents line the dock at Grand River. Photos by Shaye Baker and Robert Rutherford.
Boats for the 2013 Carhartt College Series Bassmaster Classic Bracket have arrived courtesy of Skeeter/Yamaha and Nitro/Mercury. Sunday we will be sending one angler to the 2014 Bassmaster Classic.
Tom Frink and Jacob Nummy have an awesome view this morning. The pair are heading north to Muskegon, Mich., to compete in the Carhartt Bassmaster College Series Classic Bracket, and they're behind Aaron Martens, who's headed to the same place for the Toyota All-Star Week and Evan Williams Bourbon Championship.
Frink and Nummy just picked up two swimmers they added to the well. They've got three for about 8 pounds now.
Frink and Nummy are approaching scramble time. We made a quick jaunt upstream where the pair broke out drop shot rigs and quickly boated two shorts. They're now fishing a marina further up the lake. They need four more fish for their best shot at winning.
It's been a slow day for Frink and Nummy. They've got just the one bite from the big fish that they put in the well. We're going to make a run up the river to see if they can't fill out a limit.
The weather is finally right for a big bite according to Young Harris. "Best conditions we've had all week," squealed Rutherford. A light wind and a little cloud cover has him excited.