Todd Faircloth with an early limit on Lake Guntersville. Photo by Bassmaster Marshal Randy Evett
Two hours have gone by and the leaderboard is starting to shake out and we are seeing who is catching them consistently better this morning. Brent Ehrler is the unofficial leader with 18 pounds and change. Ehrler was expected to be the 2015 Rookie of the Year consensus pick by many people and after a 87th place finish at the Sabine he was down in the dumps and it was probably unfamiliar territory on the leaderboard for him. As you can see, his finish at the Sabine was most likely a fluke and now he is comfortable and ready to get on track in a major way.
Unlike a lot of other fisheries, Lake Guntersville has plenty of other boats on the water during competition. It seems like we've seen every make, size and model of boat in Guntersville's nooks and crannies this morning. There have been a few spectator boats, but most of these boats are filled with friendly recreational fishermen. Thankfully there's plenty of space on this big lake and we've seen no issues with the fishing Elites.
Chris Zaldain catches his 5th keeper on Day 1 at Lake Guntersville. Photo by Bassmaster Marshal Eric Burden
We like to try new things whenever we can just to see how they go. Periscope is one such experiment.
Skeet Reese puts his first keeper in the boat, a nice 3-pound fish. Photo byBassmater Marshall Tim Patterson