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More photos of college anglers fighting for a spot in the 2014 Bassmaster Classic
One of eight college anglers is headed to the classic. Today they begin their quest.
Nick Barr is on a roll. After a tough morning, he's had a 20 minute flurry where he's caught 3 for 7 to 8 pounds and lost two more solid keepers. He's also boated 10 or so non-keepers.
Now I am back to Jordan Lee. As soon as I came back to him he swings a fish into the boat and came off. But soon he caught his fourth fish of the day. Now on the move in a long no wake zone.
Barr surges into the lead in his matchup versus Tom Frink. Nick has two fish for an estimated 6 pounds.
Don Barone addresses the Carhartt Bassmaster College Series anglers as they prepare to take to the Grand River to compete for a berth in the 2014 Bassmaster Classic.
Tom Frink and Jacob Nummy fished the entire 2013 College Series together, qualifying for the College Classic Bracket by winning the 2013 National Championship. Though they each have their own boat today, it looks like they're fishing together again. They've crossed paths in a small backwater and have both setup shop for the time being. Both have 0 in the box but both say their bites in practice came later in the day. We're already starting to see increased activity from the bait fish. As the sun gets up, this bite should heat up as well.
Eastern Washington's Nick Barr still searching for keeper number one.
Nick Barr and Jarred Walker from Eastern Washington are fishing close by each other in visible distance. They both are struggling to catch a fish so far.