I'm telling you, today was tough. I had five keeper bites all day; five, and one of them shook lose! You don't win the Bassmaster Classic with five bites, at least not the five I had.
Today was a lot tougher than I thought it would be. This has been a different Classic. First I thought one big day would do it, and then I thought the weights would go up as the tournament progressed. Neither one of them happened like I thought it would.
2010 Classic field finds solid action in cold waters
In these photos of the 2010 Bassmaster Classic Lay Lake: Day One Behind The Scenes, the spectators entertain the crowd with their creative costumes.
Photo gallery of the 2010 Bassmaster Classic Lay Lake: Day One Weigh-In.
Kevin VanDam has firm grip on Day One lead at the 2010 Bassmaster Classic.
Conditions changed on Day One of the 2010 Bassmaster Classic on Lay Lake. Those who adapted survived, while others found themselves with an impossible hill to climb.
Georgia's Pam Martin-Wells holds her own as sole woman competing in 2010 Bassmaster Classic on Lay Lake
Warm up could heat up flipping bite at the 2010 Classic
These photos show that cold weather and blizzard conditions did not deter the anglers at the 2010 Bassmaster Classic Lay Lake: Day One Practice. Massachusetts native Randy Phillips had no problem acclimating.