Robert Giarla is working a lot of shallow water. No fish yet... Photo submitted by Robert Rutherford.
In the midst of a feeding frenzy, ULM's Brett Preuett lodged a 2/0 treble hook in the back of his head. I mean lodged. Two hooks past the barb. He hit himself with such force that it straightened out the split ring. We were trying to figure out the best way to handle it when he realized the bait wasn't attached anymore and he said, "Ah, I'm good then" and went back to fishing. Tough kid. Wheezy photographer.
Zach Parker has got to like his chances at besting Robert Giarla.
The final four head out onto Chatuge for Round 2 of the Carhartt College Series College Classic Bracket.
Four anglers move on after Round 1 of competition in the 2014 College Bassmaster Classic Bracket.
Justin Atkins of Mississippi State gets on them after being eliminated.
National Champ Jake Whitaker having a rough go of it so far. It's just before 1 o'clock and he only has one 2-pounder to show for a lot of running and gunning. Sticking to the shallow bite. His go-big-or-go-home mentality won UNCC the National Championship, but it may be sending him packing today. I personally don't want to see that. As a member of the media, I'm supposed to be unbiased and I usually am. But I love the commitment Jake has made to the shallow bite. Win, lose or draw, it's on his terms.
See the top collegiate anglers take on Chatuge on the first day The 2014 Carhartt College Series Bassmaster Classic Bracket.