High School Blog

Brady McCoy with a keeper

10:11 am EDT, Jul 17, 2014

Brady McCoy of Mississippi Coulee (La Crosse, Wis.) just caught a good keeper!

Tough day for a lot of teens

9:55 am EDT, Jul 17, 2014

As of 8:45 a.m., a lot of teams are struggling with no fish so far. Some teams had two to three fish earlier today, and since then it has been dead calm and stingy for some anglers. Teams from Kansas, South Dakota, Maine and South Carolina are struggling. Maybe they can boat a few before their halftime break at 9:30 a.m.

Cully Scroggins is on the board

9:52 am EDT, Jul 17, 2014

Someone is watching you...

9:45 am EDT, Jul 17, 2014

The Mill Creek High School team of Noah Pescitelli and Thomas Zaczek land a fish while being followed by the camera crew.

Catching up with some top-15 teams

8:26 am EDT, Jul 17, 2014

Saw the 6th place team of Michael Nutter and Evan Charles from Maryland and they have one so far. It's been slow and seeing as how they won't be pulling any current at all it may stay tough.

The Florida team of Kyle Tomlinson and Brad Cook haven't boated a keeper yet this morning. They were just outside the top-10 after Day 1.

Another team was in the area and they are the Oklahoma team of Alex Torkleson and William Valdez. They have two thus far and are happy where they are sitting. A lot of these teams should need just a small limit to secure their spot in the 30 cut.

Day 1 leaders not running far

7:52 am EDT, Jul 17, 2014

The Day 1 leaders Trevor McKinney and Dailus Richardson from Benton, IL told me yesterday that they weren't running far and they were looking for fish closer to the launch. Well that's the truth as it only took us about 3 minutes to find them. After a couple minutes without a fish they started to put some in the boat. Once one would hook up with a keeper, the other would catch a non-keeper and vice versa. Both keepers were in the 2-3 pound range. They really don't need to worry about qualifying since they had a 14 pound advantage on the cut spot, but anytime you can try to maintain your lead is a good thing.

LaPlata Bass Warriors with fish #1

7:35 am EDT, Jul 17, 2014

Mill Creek High School, ready for Day 2

7:01 am EDT, Jul 17, 2014

Blast off

6:59 am EDT, Jul 17, 2014

Alex Williamson and Joe Curtis of Windham Christian Academy (Windham, Maine).  The boys are ready to rock!

LaPlata Bass Warriors team member Evan Charles napping before tournament time

6:56 am EDT, Jul 17, 2014