Hopped in the boat to shoot a picture of AUM's Lowrance unit that was loaded with feeding fish when Tom Frink set the hook right over my head. I hopped back in my boat in time to get them landing the fish. No big improvement though. Teams are catching tons of fish, one pound at the time. Hard to upgrade on Pickwick right now.
Florida State University angler Nick Harria broke his rod on a Pickwick Lake fish.
Lamar University angler Justin Royal's third keeper is a good one.
We started on a College team that typically does well, and we're seeing a little execution of the "bent pole pattern" already this morning.
A cameraman films as the Carhartt College Series anglers stand in their boats for the national anthem on Day One of competition on Pickwick Lake.
Auburn University anglers are ready to take on Alabama's Pickwick Lake. Photo courtesy of Pat Snellings.
Auburn University angler Briggs Defoor is ready for the Alabama sun.
Carhartt College Series anglers line the dock at Alabama's Pickwick Lake.
It's early still but the Carhartt College Series anglers are already catching 'em...