Brandon Palaniuk never gave up, heading back onto the water after hitting ER to have hook removed, a defining moment.
Britt Myers said he might have had his best fishing day of his life yesterday.
Count Bobby Lane among the anglers astounded by the Bull Shoals Lake fishery.
"It's been a long time since I've been on a lake where you got this many bites," said Bill Lowen, who has rounded off the bill on his square-billed crankbait while working his way down a rocky bank.
We've been searching for anglers and cell phone service.
This year's Elite event marks BASS' seventh professional tournament on Bull Shoals Reservoir and the first since a WBT event in 2006. It's been more than 20 years (1991) since the top BASS pros competed there. That event (the 1991 Arkansas Bassmaster Top 100) was won by Ron Shuffield.
Matt Herren is somewhat concerned about the lack of bites this morning. He has moved into another creek arm on the upper end of Bull Shoals Lake where the water has a little more color in it.
BASSTrakk is up and rolling. This is the place where we keep up with the fish being caught by the 50 anglers competing today. We're getting texts and phone calls from the Marshals today. We'll update BASSTrakk, presented by Toyota Trucks, every 30 to 45 minutes. You can keep up with it here: http://www.bassmaster.com/basstrakk-presented-toyota-trucks
Brent Chapman says leading AOY standings not that important now.