The sun has finally broken through. That wasn't supposed to happen ... all week according to the forecast. But it has and that's what over half the field begged for during weigh-in yesterday. Let's see if it makes a difference. Number 5 for Bethel's Parker and Roberts. And number 6. Back to back keepers within 5 minutes of the sun popping out from behind the clouds. May be a coincidence. But considering they spent the last 30 minutes biteless, probably not.
Parker and Roberts of Bethel have four fish this morning — three babies and one decent one, according to Parker.
Locals show their support for college anglers. Photo by Robert Rutherford.
Robert Rutherford has been following the action and reports that Bethel is still looking for a fish and Oregon State has two in the livewell.
UNA makes a move and picks up two small keepers back to back.
Sitting with Day 1 leaders, Martin and Gullette. Slow start the morning but Martin says not to worry. Most of their bites in this area are coming mid-morning.
Gullette and Martin weighed in 14 pounds, 15 ounces Thursday, putting the University of North Alabama team 9 ounces ahead of the second-place Bethel University team of Zach Parker and Matt Roberts.
Take a look behind the scenes Day 1 of the Carhartt Bassmaster College Series National Championship.
The top contenders weigh-in on Day 1 of the Carhartt Bassmaster College Series National Championship at Chatuge Reservoir.
Graham Howard of K-State has about a 5-pounder that he's about to take across the stage.