Of all the big names who struggled Thursday, none was bigger than VanDam, the two-time Classic champ who couldn't even manage to boat a limit from Clarks Hill Lake.
Day One of the Pride of Georgia presented by Evan Williams Bourbon, Clark Hills Lake.
Pride of Georgia, 2007, Elite Series, Georgia, Clarks Hill Lake, Chris Lane, Mike McClelland, Casey Ashley, Derek Remitz, Skeet Reese, Steve Kennedy, Ken Cook, Scott Campbell, Matt Amedo
Co-anglers suffer on a day when pros struggle on Clarks Hill Lake
Pros look to the locals for big bags in tough conditions
After a string of big-weight tournaments, Bassmaster Elite Series anglers have Georgia on their minds.
Bassmaster Elite Series Returns to Georgia's Clarks Hill Lake
Whereas Steve Kennedy had to catch more than 120 pounds of bass to hold off Skeet Reese at the Golden State Shootout at Clear Lake last month, anglers said that about half that amount would put them in contention on Clarks Hill Lake.