We've been on Rojas for quite a while and haven't seen him set the hook yet. He's moved a grand total of 75 yards, so he must be pretty certain there's more here. In my experience he's among the 2 or 3 most consistently confident anglers on tour. I wonder if there's some sign/change he's waiting for or if it's just a basic waiting game.
I'm noticing a lot of boats on the move over the last half hour. No one seems to be staying in one place very long. Most of the boats are going down the lake. We've been watching local favorite Chris Lane for a few minutes, but he's pulling up the trolling motor and moving, too. Aaron Martens blew past us going into Siebold Creek.
Morizo's Marshal sent in this picture and says he has a nice Guntersville bass to show everyone later at the weigh-in.
The GoPro command center is coming together. We'll be funneling around 1000 hours of GoPro gold through these computers over the next 3 days to bring you the latest coverage from on the water!
Because not everyone can watch the live-stream of updates from the Bassmaster Classic War Room, I’ll live-blog some highlights for those of you at work that can sneak a look at the live blog, but can’t tune in to the webcast …
Gerald Swindle on Day One of the Geico Classic.
Here are a few pictures of myself, Trait Crist and our team of volunteers from Auburn University setting up 55 GoPros on the anglers' boats as they launched. Photos by Ben Curry.
We leave Pirch and Ashley to duke it out and find John Crews cruising down the bank with the wind at his back. He has two in the box. We can see whitecaps rolling on the main lake. Still chilly.
If there's one thing you should know about Lake Guntersville, it's that it's big. Last year in Grand Lake, while freezing, getting around was a snap. Here, though, moving is an investment in time. My boat driver Chad Scroggins (no relation to Classic competitor Terry) and I are just south of the Scottsboro bridge. We've not seen a whole lot of action thus far.