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.
The Mill Creek High School team of Noah Pescitelli and Thomas Zaczek land a fish while being followed by the camera crew.
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.
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.
Alex Williamson and Joe Curtis of Windham Christian Academy (Windham, Maine). The boys are ready to rock!
After Day 1 of the High School Championship, Noah Pescitelli and Thomas Zaczek of Mill Creek High School are sitting in 5th place!