Nick Barr is on a roll. After a tough morning, he's had a 20 minute flurry where he's caught 3 for 7 to 8 pounds and lost two more solid keepers. He's also boated 10 or so non-keepers.
He's pitted against Tom Frink in the bracket today. "I'm pulling out all the stops," said Barr as he boat flipped his third keeper.
Now I am back to Jordan Lee. As soon as I came back to him he swings a fish into the boat and came off. But soon he caught his fourth fish of the day. Now on the move in a long no wake zone.
Barr surges into the lead in his matchup versus Tom Frink. Nick has two fish for an estimated 6 pounds.
Tom Frink and Jacob Nummy fished the entire 2013 College Series together, qualifying for the College Classic Bracket by winning the 2013 National Championship. Though they each have their own boat today, it looks like they're fishing together again. They've crossed paths in a small backwater and have both setup shop for the time being. Both have 0 in the box but both say their bites in practice came later in the day.
We're already starting to see increased activity from the bait fish. As the sun gets up, this bite should heat up as well.
Eastern Washington's Nick Barr still searching for keeper number one on Day One at Grand River.
Nick Barr and Jarred Walker from Eastern Washington are fishing close by each other in visible distance. They both are struggling to catch a fish so far.
Jarred Walker of Eastern Washington fishes down a sea wall on the Grand River.
I am now on Jordan Lee. He says he has two keepers, both of them about 14.5 inch, just over keeper size.
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.