I knew multiple pros were in this area. Kelley Jaye is in here, and he has a limit for about 11-12 pounds. "You missed the action earlier," said Jaye. "You'll have to come check out what an 8 pounder will do to treble hooks." Jaye knows he needed that monster.
Just found Andrew Slegona the Day 1 leader. No keepers yet, but Slegona is the only pro in his area, but a bunch of locals are around him. Plenty of space to fish, but multiple boats occupying it. He is still banking on catching the bedding female he saw yesterday.
There's nothing Brandon McMillan enjoys more the flipping heavy cover in his native state of Florida.
Todd Auten makes his first move. He's heading down to the gobblets area of Toho. A couple other anglers in the top 12 are in there, if I remember correctly.
Around 7:40 ET, Brandon McMillan arrived at his starting spot in Kissimmee.
Todd Auten has a quick little flurry so far this morning. Had a 14 incher early and just boat flipped a 4 pounder. It could be on for him. He has been in the 16-20 pound range all week, so we will see.
This is the first time all event that we have had a visible sunrise to start the morning.
Here with Todd Auten who is in second place in this event. He didn't start far from the ramp. He said he would give it some time before bolting to another spot.
Trailering down to Kissimmee again this morning. That's where leader Brandon McMillan is fishing this week. Todd Auten sits in second and is starting within sight of launch. Ronnie Moore will be reporting Auten's progress this morning.