FLORENCE, Ala.-- Some of the more amusing and interesting things overheard at the Day One weigh-in.
"Last week when I left home people were still ice fishing."
-- Nate Wellman
"I really surprised myself today with those fish ... I kinda just junked myself around today."
-- Dustin Wilks
"This lake is loaded with bass, it's awesome."
-- Kelly Jordon
"I did so bad in Florida, I can't afford to have another bad tournament."
-- Day One leader Denny Brauer
"Junk fishing is what I'm good at, that and running around confused."
-- Gerald Swindle
"This whole year has been an adjustment."
-- Bernie Schultz
"I was clearly doing the wrong thing today."
-- Derek Remitz
"I've had no less than 100 bites today"
-- Greg Hackney
"You just have to survive the start and finish in the end."
-- Matt Reed
"Normally I just follow VanDam around. But today I caught more than he did, so maybe tomorrow he'll just follow me around."
-- Jeff Kriet
"It was the best, most awesome, frustrating day. How can you catch 60 fish and not catch a 4-pounder?"
-- Mike Iaconelli
"It's a good thing my Nitro boat has such a big front deck, so when I fall down at least I'm still in the boat."
-- Dennis Tietje, who is fishing with a serious back injury.