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Here is Chris Lane's 4th keeper of the day! Weeding through a lot of short fish in between keepers! - Marshal Josh Falke
It's 9 a.m. and photographer Darren Jacobson and I just saw our first fish-catch. It was Brett Hite's third fish of the day. He's got between 6 and 7 pounds. The reason we haven't seen many fish caught is because we haven't seen many fishermen. This is a big lake - 43,100 acres - and we haven't seen a concentration of anglers. In fact, during the long run from Table Rock State Park to a few miles up the James River, we've seen just four pros - Kelly Jordon, Brandon Palaniuk, Keith Combs and Hite.
As soon as we stop and see Andy Montgomery, he takes off. He was relieved to report he had a keeper in the box, though. Slow morning so far. Run and gun seems to be the theme of Day 1 and possibly the whole event.
Just pulled up on Gary Klein and he informed us that he has just 1 fish this morning so far. Fishing up and down one stretch of bank right now.
Weak cell signal preventing uploading pics. Chad Pipkens has had 3 bites and 3 keepers, says Marshal Rob Shaw.