Jacob Nummy and Tyler Strock of AUM began the day within a stone's throw of where Nummy's 2013 partner, Tom Frink, put the final nail in the coffin to win the National Championship last year. That 5-pounder on the final day smoked a wooden rat bait in what is recognized as the greatest Carhartt College Series shot ever captured on video.
Just 10 minutes 'til blast off; the sun is peeking out. Update from Ryan Swallows, Tennessee Tech.
Lance Geren shares what gets him going before starting a tournament. It's...unexpected.
The boats are headed out on Day 1 of the championship!
The East Carolina team of Ronnie Moore and Mike Corbishley are ready for the Day 1 launch. Let's Go!
Collegiate anglers are greeted by sponsors and dignitaries during the Carhartt Bassmaster College Series National Championship Kickoff Banquet.
Shallow largemouth played a huge role in the 2013 Carhartt College Series National Championship. They will certainly have an impact here this week. These were caught on camera cruising the bank of Chatuge on the final day of practice. Last year they proved to be plentiful but hard to catch. AUM's Tom Frink and Jacob Nummy were able to figure out how to get them to bite last year using a large wooden rat.
College anglers need a second bag for all the swag they are receiving during registration tonight.
Lance Geren shows off Carhartt College National Championship swag.