Jordan Lee is throwing a jig at his first spot. Nothing yet, but the spectator boats are staying a very respectful distance away.
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The 5th annual Carhartt Bassmaster College Classic kicked off this morning on Lay Lake. Defending champions University of Oklahoma are competing against 13 schools from across the state including, the University of Alabama and Auburn University. For the first time in the history of the College Classic, all affiliated teams from the host state were invited. Timothy Ward of Auburn University starts this cold, February morning off right in his favorite pair of flip-flops.
Chad Morgenthaler made the most of his opportunity at the Wildcard qualifier to become the last man in this Classic. He hopes to take advantage of his opportunities today as well. "I've got a bunch of things going through my mind," Morgenthaler said. "I want to make sure I don't blow any big shots if I get 'em." Morgenthaler said he started putting a pattern together yesterday, and he hopes to fully develop it today.
Edwin Evers' wife and daughter may not be able to stay off the computer today, but they'll do their best to avoid getting mired in the info superhighway. His daughter is a self-described "nervous wreck."
Casey Ashley sits in sixth place heading into today's final round, and he's hoping Guntersville lives up to its potential. "You never know with this place," Ashley said. "It's loaded with fish. I'm in a good area, but any of us could pull up on our first spot and catch 30 pounds. You can get well real quick on this place." Ashley said he plans to expand on his primary area today, having more water to roam because there are fewer anglers in the field.
The Roumbanis family is hoping to turn Boom Boom Pow into Boom Boom NOW.
Ott DeFoe said that if his fish don't bite early he'll have to wrestle with whether to abandon his primary area. He said that several anglers who did well yesterday "just went fishing," so it's obvious that things are changing. His primary lure has been a Rapala DT6 crankbait in a custom color, mostly chartreuse and brown.