Weights were way down Saturday, and angler after angler came across the stage talking about how their spots on the Harris Chain of Lakes had became worthless.
If this were any place else but Florida, Brian Snowden could already be counting his money from winning the Bassmaster Elite Series Sunshine Showdown.
Before they turned pro Davis, of Arkansas, and Snowden, of Missouri, were professional bass guides for hire.
"You're going to see a couple of guys today that are not very high in the top 50 jump up and make the top 12. And you'll have a couple of guys who are way up there who will fall today."
"This is one of those lakes where it's real easy to go from a hero to a zero."
If you're in Central Florida and you can't afford the rollercoasters in Orlando, enter a tournament on the Harris Chain of Lakes.
As a co-angler in the back of the boat, it almost seems useless to practice. You're going where the pro wants to go.
Don't feel bad, they had everyone fooled. Of the 15 pros we asked to make three picks on whom they thought might win, eight mentioned Peter Thliveros and six said Terry Scroggins.
Usually the first day of a Bassmaster Elite Series event provides a pretty solid pecking order for predicting who will make the top 50 cut that occurs after the Day Two weigh-in.
Brewer pitched for seven seasons in Major League Baseball, from 1993 through 1999, mostly as a middle reliever.