MANY, La. -- Some of the more amusing and interesting things overheard at the Day One weigh-in of the TroKar Battle on the Bayou.
"Trip you better go home and eat some spinach, you got a lot of lifting to do."
-- Casey Ashley, the second angler to weigh, to B.A.S.S. Tournament Director Trip Weldon
"Something really changed today, big time. I really struggled to catch what I had today."
-- Kevin VanDam
"When you get around them it's crazy how many of them are there."
-- Kevin Short
"You don't want to be the leader after the first day, anyway ... you get the leader-jitters."
-- Aaron Martens
"I caught a 13-pounder and 10-pounder the second day of practice."
-- Timmy Horton
"This is disgraceful on a lake as good as this one."
-- Greg Hackney after weighing in 13 pounds on Day One
"I jumped off a big fish in front of Greg Hackney and he laughed at me."
-- Dennis Tietje
"Every time I come here good things happen."
-- Takahiro Omori
"I'm staying with Tony Chachere this week and between breakfast, lunch and dinner, I've gained 10 pounds this week."
-- Chris Lane
"It's Toledo Bend, no matter how good you think you're catching them, somebody's catching them better."
-- Gerald Swindle