PALATKA, Fla. -- Some of the notable things overheard from the stage during the Day One weigh-in of the Power-Pole Citrus Slam.
"I hit something underwater and sheared my entire lower unit off, then did a couple 360s."
-- Chris Lane
"I used 51 gallons of gas today, running, running and running."
-- Terry Scroggins
"Maybe tomorrow I catch big bag for Japan."
-- Japanese angler Morizo Shimizu
"A big fish goes a long way, I'm past due."
-- Mark Davis
"I ran 2 hours today and found nothing I had marked in practice. I marked nothing but 6 to 10-pounders, and haven't seen a female all day."
-- Grant Goldbeck
"I drove 30 miles and never saw a boat today, so I know I was in the wrong place."
-- Jeff Conella
"I generally don't do well in Florida, so you got to give me points for consistency."
-- Boyd Duckett
"I drove 20 miles to get to one fish and there was already a boat on it. I then drove 30 miles to get to another fish and somebody was on that one. After that I went a little bit crazy, it really got in my head."
-- Britt Myers
"I used to know Florida, now I guess it's a different state."
-- Bernie Schultz
"I'm not near as good as some of these guys when it comes to sight-fishing, but I love doing it."
-- Kevin VanDam
"I was hoping I wouldn't get eaten by an alligator."
-- Dave Wolak while talking about falling out of his boat on Day One.
"I kinda panicked today and started jacking them 12-inchers."
-- Andy Montgomery