The Challenge: Day One Quotes

“Show us a couple of ‘Title Town’ toads.”

– Dave Mercer to the crowd as Brandon Palaniuk held up his fish at the Day One weigh-in.

“I’ve been burned by smallmouth before, so we’ll see what happens tomorrow.”

– Brandon Palaniuk

“It hurts when they catch them as good as they did.”

– Mike McClelland

“The thing about fishing in a crowd… its fun when you’re catching them, but when you’re watching them get caught, it’s not.”

– David Walker

“I threw back a lot of 3 ½ pounders today and didn’t fish five percent of my spots. I can’t imagine what it would be like if we could fish the Promised Land up north.”

– Aaron Martens

“This is one of those days I wish I could have over. I could get my hands on them, but couldn’t get them in the boat.”

– Gary Klein

“I had a big school of fish located as far north as we could fish, and threw out a marker buoy to make sure I didn’t go over the line. But I’m pretty sure they swam across the D.N.R. line.”

– Paul Elias

“Seventy-five percent of these fish are coming from a 3-mile stretch of water.”

– Mark Davis

“Not sure what we're going to do tomorrow, we cleaned that place out.”

– Stephen Kennedy